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From 01/09/2009 to 02/07/2009

02/07/2009

03:17 PM Bug #3811: Spatial caches should be backed up and restored
Matt Perry and I discussed having them be located outside of the knb context dir many times. We both agreed it was a... Matt Jones

02/06/2009

03:07 PM Bug #3812 (Resolved): Registry service will fail when registering new services
The xml used to register a new registry service will fail because the schema location does not exist and we validate ... Michael Daigle
01:50 PM Bug #3811 (Resolved): Spatial caches should be backed up and restored
Right now it takes over 40 minutes for the spacial caches to be generated every time metacat is upgraded on knb. The... Michael Daigle
01:46 PM Bug #3806: Multiple instances of metacat will try to back up configuration to the same directory
Changed the configuration to back up properties to a subdirectory named for the context. Michael Daigle
11:45 AM Revision 4796 (metacat): use "prompt" xpath that matches current QTI serialization
ben leinfelder

02/04/2009

04:01 PM Revision 4795 (metacat): Allow for backup properties to be written to context based subdirectory of the external configuration directory. This allow multiple instances of metacat to be run side by side.
daigle

02/03/2009

03:58 PM Revision 4794 (metacat): Moved ecogrid hostname to build.properties
daigle

02/02/2009

03:12 PM Bug #3806 (Resolved): Multiple instances of metacat will try to back up configuration to the same directory
When metacat autodiscovers the backup directories, it will find the same directory for multiple instances of metacat ... Michael Daigle

01/29/2009

02:15 PM Revision 4792 (metacat): handle case when there is a single question on the assessment
ben leinfelder
02:14 PM Revision 4791 (metacat): correct spelling of "Assessment"
ben leinfelder
11:10 AM Bug #3784: Docs don't drop off of esa moderator's list once they are approved
Changed the xml access paths to reflect EML 2.1.0, adding the 2.1.0 paths to indexing and changing the paths for quer... Michael Daigle
09:15 AM Bug #3784 (Resolved): Docs don't drop off of esa moderator's list once they are approved
The doc keeps showing up even after the moderator approves it. It looks like the query to get the moderators list is... Michael Daigle
11:06 AM Revision 4790 (metacat): Update xml paths for 2.1.0 access structure. Added the 2.1.0 path for indexing. Changed from 2.0 to 2.1.0 for querying.
daigle
10:15 AM Revision 4789 (metacat): Add a short sleep when moderator accepts document so system can update. This will make sure correct documents get returned to moderators list.
daigle
10:12 AM Revision 4788 (metacat): Remove moderators from esa skin configuration. This is currently handled via global configuration in metacat.properties
daigle
09:13 AM Bug #3781: Add admin user/password configuration to esa skin configuration
Added user/password configuration. Also removed moderator configuration from skin since we currently use the auth.mo... Michael Daigle
05:16 PM Revision 4787 (metacat): change "blah blah" to something more respectable
ben leinfelder

01/28/2009

10:15 AM Bug #3783 (New): Optimize ESA moderator queries
The queries used to get information for ESA moderators are very slow. They may work fine against a limited db (like ... Michael Daigle
04:46 PM Revision 4786 (metacat): Add admin email to the esa skin configuration
daigle
04:31 PM Revision 4785 (metacat): Change name of writeTempFile to writeTempUploadFile since this instance deals with the temporary upload dir specifically
daigle
04:29 PM Revision 4784 (metacat): Make esa admin user and password configurable
daigle

01/27/2009

03:31 PM Bug #3781 (Resolved): Add admin user/password configuration to esa skin configuration
ESA uses and admin account when datasets are registered. This needs to be configurable in the esa skin config. This... Michael Daigle
11:22 AM Revision 4783 (metacat): fix javascript image references with contextUrl
walbridge
10:31 AM Bug #3780: Register dataset with data file fails on saeon skin
Changed the MetacatUtil.writeTempFile to write to an "upload" temp directory to avoid conflicts with the registry code. Michael Daigle
08:36 AM Bug #3780 (Resolved): Register dataset with data file fails on saeon skin
Registering a data set on the saeon skin with a data file fails. It comes back with the following error: "Failed to ... Michael Daigle
10:28 AM Revision 4782 (metacat): Added exception to error xml to clarify error to api.
daigle
10:27 AM Revision 4781 (metacat): writeTempFile was trying to write the same file as the registry. Changed to write the file to an "upload" subdirectory. Also throws IOException so errors get reported back to api.
daigle
04:50 PM Bug #3779: A missing $skin.properties.metadata.xml file causes metacat to fail
I had put in code to handle a missing <Skin>.properties file but not the skin.metadata.xml file
That is now caught, ...
Michael Daigle
04:49 PM Bug #3778: Null sessionids causing configuration to fail
This turned out to be a byproduct of a bad skin configuration. I went ahead and added checks for null session ids so... Michael Daigle
04:38 PM Revision 4780 (metacat): Handle sessions with null ids gracefully.
daigle
04:38 PM Revision 4779 (metacat): Do not throw exception when skin metadata file is missing. Instead, remove the skin from the available skins list, write an error message to the log and continue on. This was already done for the skins properties file.
daigle

01/26/2009

03:59 PM Bug #3779 (Resolved): A missing $skin.properties.metadata.xml file causes metacat to fail
If a skin lacks a $skin.properties.metadata.xml file, Metacat will throw this error on startup:
MC 15:33:01,688: [...
Shaun Walbridge
03:07 PM Bug #3778: Null sessionids causing configuration to fail
1.
Jan 26, 2009 2:15:48 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve invoke
2.
SEVERE: Servlet....
Michael Daigle
02:46 PM Bug #3778 (Resolved): Null sessionids causing configuration to fail
null session Id's are causing metacat to throw null pointer exceptions Michael Daigle
01:46 PM Revision 4778 (metacat): Check for null session ID when touching session.
daigle
01:13 PM Bug #3776: LTER logged in link is broken
LTER Skin has a branding_extensions.js file that overrides branding.js. Added the contextURL to the insertLoginBox m... Michael Daigle
11:23 AM Bug #3776 (Resolved): LTER logged in link is broken
On the LTER skin, the "logged in" link tries to take you to:
/knb/style/skins/lter/style/skins/lter/metacatlogin.jsp
Michael Daigle
01:10 PM Revision 4777 (metacat): Add the context url as a parameter to insertLoginBox() in branding_extensions.js.
daigle
01:07 PM Bug #3777 (Resolved): Move Tomcat libraries into metacat build
Right now, the Tomcat libraries (javax.http...) are referenced via the Tomcat install directory on the build machine.... Michael Daigle
11:22 AM Bug #3775: Unaffiliated is only organization to show up at login time
Added org.name.<orgname>= values back to metacat.properties so all organizations show up on login dropdowns. Michael Daigle
08:38 AM Bug #3775 (Resolved): Unaffiliated is only organization to show up at login time
When trying to log in via ldapweb.cgi, the only organization available is Unaffiliated. Michael Daigle
10:19 AM Revision 4776 (metacat): Get the organization list from org.name.<orgname>= property. Add these values back into metacat.properties.
daigle

01/23/2009

03:42 PM Revision 4775 (metacat): Changed spatial and taxonomic display option to true.
daigle
03:40 PM Revision 4774 (metacat): Changing the ChangePassword method to fix password reset broke the password change functionality. Moved the fix (add dc to username) into the handleResetPassword function.
daigle
03:34 PM Bug #3772: Error when trying to reset ldap password
The dc was not being appended to the user name for password reset. Added it in the handleResetPassword method. Also... Michael Daigle
11:10 AM Revision 4773 (metacat): Fix typo after the error message
daigle
10:24 AM Bug #3773 (New): Remove places where document is read into memory
There is at least one place where metadata is read into memory. This is done when the doc needs to be written to dis... Michael Daigle
09:39 AM Revision 4772 (metacat): Include the dc in the user name when connecting to ldap to change password.
daigle

01/22/2009

03:25 PM Bug #3772 (Resolved): Error when trying to reset ldap password
When trying to reset the password in the nceas skin, the following is returned:
"failed to log in. Are you sure y...
Michael Daigle
03:05 PM Bug #3762: Allow LDAPweb to continue working when referrals are down
Simple fix applied in r4771. Shaun Walbridge
03:04 PM Revision 4771 (metacat): Handle non-responsive LDAP referrals without killing the script, but still require the main LDAP to be up.
walbridge
02:40 PM Bug #3767: Links on the ldap-web account creation page are broken
Added cgiPrefix to the available template variables in ldapweb.cgi. Michael Daigle
11:41 AM Bug #3767 (Resolved): Links on the ldap-web account creation page are broken
The page that has the ldap new account creation form has links at the top to Register and Logout. These links are mi... Michael Daigle
02:39 PM Revision 4770 (metacat): Add cgiPrefix to the template variables.
daigle
10:36 AM Bug #3765: Backup configured passwords as encrypted values
Along these lines of reasoning, security practices dictate never storing the plaintext password at all. Perhaps once... Shaun Walbridge
10:11 AM Bug #3765 (New): Backup configured passwords as encrypted values
Currently, the user has to add the passwords for the db, skins and metacat ldap web every time they upgrade. This sh... Michael Daigle
04:30 PM Bug #3763: another permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
Metacat was checking for xml_access when uploading a new data file. Changed so that it only checks for existing data... Michael Daigle
04:28 PM Revision 4769 (metacat): Don't worry about checking for user permissions when inserting a new document
daigle

01/21/2009

12:03 PM Bug #3762: Allow LDAPweb to continue working when referrals are down
This is already done in register-dataset.cgi so that broken referrals are skipped, so you can probably model the code... Matt Jones
11:32 AM Bug #3762 (Resolved): Allow LDAPweb to continue working when referrals are down
Currently, the LDAPweb script iterates over each referrer when checking for existing names. If one of these fails to... Shaun Walbridge
11:37 AM Bug #3763 (Resolved): another permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
When registering a dataset with a data file, Metacat is throwing the following exception:
MC 14:29:17,633: [ERROR]...
Michael Daigle
11:16 AM Bug #3384: Implement and test turnkey installation on windows
this has been implemented and tested Michael Daigle
11:15 AM Bug #3761 (Closed): Add ability for admin user to log out
Currently in the configuration utility, the admin user can only log in as a new user. Should also have the ability t... Michael Daigle
09:31 AM Revision 4768 (metacat): add instruction to install scalar::util for registry
daigle

01/20/2009

12:26 PM Revision 4767 (metacat): Add a few more debugging messages to LDAPweb to help find timeout issues
walbridge
12:20 PM Bug #3757: Error when creating ldap account via nceas skin on dev
Fixed by installing Scalar::Util with cpan:
cpan
> force install Scalar::Util
A redhat specific issue, explained in...
Shaun Walbridge
11:34 AM Bug #3757 (Resolved): Error when creating ldap account via nceas skin on dev
When submitting a new ldap account on dev in the nceas skin, a blank screen is returned.
The following errors show...
Michael Daigle
12:16 PM Bug #3758: Permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
Temporary directory wasn't writable by apache on dev. Updated to enable file writing, should now work as expected. Shaun Walbridge
12:07 PM Bug #3758 (Resolved): Permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
Registering a dataset with all fields filled in and an attached data doc comes back with a blank screen. The apache ... Michael Daigle
12:03 PM Bug #3756: Passwords should not persist to backup files
Added code to check if field is a password. If so, don't back it up. Michael Daigle
10:09 AM Revision 4766 (metacat): Do not back up password properties
daigle
10:05 AM Revision 4765 (metacat): change the eml tag to RC4 instead of head.
daigle

01/19/2009

02:33 PM Revision 4764 (metacat): Add documentation for serviced based architecture and utilties classes.
daigle
12:41 PM Bug #3756 (Resolved): Passwords should not persist to backup files
Currently, the unaffiliated login password gets persisted to the auth.properties.backup file. This should never happ... Michael Daigle
12:18 PM Bug #3752: New skins cause metacat to fail if all configuration files do not exist
Changed SkinsAdmin to allow Metacat to start up even if certain skins are in metacat.properties but not structured co... Michael Daigle
11:53 AM Revision 4762 (metacat): Only configure skins that are correctly configured in the skins directory.
daigle
11:52 AM Revision 4761 (metacat): Check for existance of backup file location at startup time.
daigle
10:44 AM Bug #3755 (New): Change property service to return null for blank properties
Right now the PropertyService returns "" for empty properties. It should return null. This will required quite a bi... Michael Daigle

01/17/2009

04:12 PM Bug #3753: backup directory configuration should only be shown when existing dir cannot be discovered
Changed the MetacatAdminServlet so that it will only display the backup dir configuration if the system cannot discov... Michael Daigle
04:11 PM Bug #3750: Cancel button on admin login page is a road to nowhere
Changed the cancel link to take the user back to the context url Michael Daigle
04:09 PM Revision 4760 (metacat): Only show the backup configuration screen if the system cannot discover a directory.
daigle

01/16/2009

01:42 PM Revision 4759 (metacat): Go back to main context page when user cancels login.
daigle
09:31 AM Bug #3744: Add ldap client credentails to configuration utility
Ldap client credentials added to configuration Michael Daigle
07:43 PM Bug #3679: ESA skin needs to use EML 2.1.0
Full circle testing of the ESA registry completed, and remaining bugs fixed in r4758. Fixed issues:
• omit port num...
Shaun Walbridge
07:41 PM Revision 4758 (metacat): A slew of fixes in the process of fixing bug #3679:
- omit port number from the contextUrl if running on 80, looks bad in exposed URLs
- explicitly pass the metacat obj...
walbridge
07:23 PM Revision 4757 (metacat): Kill more pesky ant tokens, replace URL references with fully qualified URL as this page is rendered into emails.
walbridge

01/15/2009

02:30 PM Revision 4756 (metacat): confirmData template changes for dealing with modified otherEntity data
walbridge
01:39 PM Revision 4755 (metacat): fix ESA contextURL reference
walbridge
11:38 AM Revision 4754 (metacat): - move moderatorComments into //additionalMetadata/metadata/ as per EML 2.1 (Bug #3679)
- overlay skin-specific email properties on system-level properties (email hostname) walbridge
04:06 PM Revision 4753 (metacat): validate only required fields.
daigle
04:06 PM Revision 4752 (metacat): add the ability to validate that only required fields are populated.
daigle
04:05 PM Revision 4751 (metacat): Process affiliated ldap info
daigle
04:04 PM Revision 4750 (metacat): Add sections for the unaffiliated user configuration and add required field to appropriate fields
daigle

01/14/2009

03:36 PM Bug #3725: Can't add new ldap account via ldapweb.cgi
closing bug. Shaun Walbridge
03:36 PM Bug #3725: Can't add new ldap account via ldapweb.cgi
Wrong authentication information was being used, fixed in r4749. Shaun Walbridge
03:32 PM Revision 4749 (metacat): Fix problem with failing authentication for creating new accounts. (Bug #3725)
walbridge
03:08 PM Bug #3753 (Resolved): backup directory configuration should only be shown when existing dir cannot be discovered
There is no reason to keep having the backup directory configuration screen show up every time on configuration.
I...
Michael Daigle
03:05 PM Bug #3752 (Resolved): New skins cause metacat to fail if all configuration files do not exist
When a skin is added to the code and to the skins list in metacat.properties, it will cause metacat to fail at startu... Michael Daigle
03:03 PM Bug #3751 (Resolved): Move skins to external directory
We need to move the skins to a directory outside of the application directories so they don't get blown away every ti... Michael Daigle
05:27 PM Revision 4748 (metacat): minor change to help nick test irccat
walbridge
05:20 PM Revision 4747 (metacat): Enable debugging for LDAPweb.
walbridge

01/13/2009

03:46 PM Bug #3750 (Resolved): Cancel button on admin login page is a road to nowhere
When visiting the admin page prior to login, e.g.
http://hotdog.nceas.ucsb.edu/knb/admin
The 'Cancel' button 40...
Shaun Walbridge
03:19 PM Revision 4746 (metacat): DRY out login request code
walbridge
12:20 PM Revision 4745 (metacat): Ensure that file permission is always set. If unset, it'll cause the EML document to be invalid.
walbridge
12:07 PM Bug #3319: Edit feature doesn't work on documents with uneditable fields
Completed fix for modifying documents with otherEntity objects in r4744. The deletefile array generated by the entryF... Shaun Walbridge
12:00 PM Revision 4744 (metacat): Complete implementation of otherEntity editing and deletion, syncronizing changes to EML document. Now all elements which are created by the form can also be edited (Bug #3319). Also prevented associated party duplication on modification.
walbridge
11:11 AM Revision 4743 (metacat): Fix typos in error messages.
walbridge
09:57 AM Bug #3744 (Resolved): Add ldap client credentails to configuration utility
in order for the ldap web interface to work (change password, create account), metacat must be configured with the ld... Michael Daigle
04:40 PM Bug #3743: undefined value error when submitting dataset with data file using registry
A parameter was getting mistakenly read twice from the writeFile method. Shaun committed fix. Michael Daigle
04:31 PM Bug #3743 (Resolved): undefined value error when submitting dataset with data file using registry
When submitting a data set with an attached data file, a blank screen is returned. The apache error log has:
[Mon...
Michael Daigle
04:33 PM Revision 4742 (metacat): only shift once; fix typo in writeFile
walbridge

01/12/2009

03:22 PM Bug #3720: uninitialized value error when trying to create new login account on dev
Fixed by making ldapweb.cgi match the current properties used by Metacat. Shaun Walbridge
01:33 PM Bug #1552: Dependence of NCEAS registry on Admin database
A number of changes to the AdminDB and the registry make this connection more reliable, and the error cases are well ... Shaun Walbridge
01:28 PM Bug #3742 (New): Improve UI for selecting projects for NCEAS skin
The existing UI for the NCEAS project listing is difficult to use, it contains (as of this writing) 539 projects and ... Shaun Walbridge
12:33 PM Bug #3741: Can't redirect to registry page on dev server
When missing any of the properties needed to connect to the AdminDB, the script failed. Fixed in r4761. Shaun Walbridge
11:36 AM Bug #3741 (Resolved): Can't redirect to registry page on dev server
I have the following problem on dev only. It works on my local dev system ...
When going to the registry site at:...
Michael Daigle
12:32 PM Revision 4741 (metacat): Fix issue with missing AdminDB parameters causing the registry script to fail (Bug #3741)
walbridge
10:08 AM Bug #3731: Registering dataset via register-dataset.cgi fails with data file
The system was checking the xml_access table for user permissions for new online files.
Changed the 2.1.0 EML Sax ha...
Michael Daigle
10:07 AM Bug #3732: Sitemap test is failing
The sitemap file was being read into a 1024 byte buffer in the test case. Once the sitemap was greater than 1024, th... Michael Daigle

01/10/2009

04:43 PM Revision 4740 (metacat): Remove outdated CGI related build properties.
walbridge

01/09/2009

03:30 PM Revision 4739 (metacat): standardize registry debug messages with 'Registry:' prefix
walbridge
02:37 PM Revision 4738 (metacat): Further fixes for allowing editing with otherEntity objects, completed deserialization and copying of file metadata from existing data objects (Bug #3319). Still needs more work.
walbridge
12:28 PM Bug #3726: Help links do not work on NCEAS registry skin
Typo was preventing template from rendering correctly, fixes in r4737. Shaun Walbridge
12:27 PM Revision 4737 (metacat): fix typo preventing guide pages from showing (Bug #3726)
walbridge
12:13 PM Bug #3736 (Closed): Remove confirmation message and reference to KNB on default search
A few skins currently use a javascript alert box requiring confirmation before searching all data on the site with th... Shaun Walbridge
 

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