Updated MetaCatServlet so that it supports a web-based interface for configuring its own properties the first time it is run (determined by the property "configured" being set to false). Which properties are exposed in the web interface is determined by the list of properties in the 'metacat.properties.metadata' file. This file is managed by the new OptionsMetadata class in the utilities module, and provides information that allows metacat to build a human-readable configuration page for the properties. Still need to finish filling out the information in metacat.properties.metadata for the rest of the properties that we want to be editable. This autoconfiguration process is the first step towards building a turnkey installer for metacat....
Ensure that spatial operations are only triggered when runSpatialOption is set to true.
Modified the configuration classes to allow configuration through the web interface of all of the properties set in the metacat.properties file. The layout of this form still needs work, in particular because java.util.Properties does not maintain any order for the properties, nor does it allow for metadata about each property to be set and saved in the file. We can probably overcome this by creating a shadow file that lists all of the options and their metadata (such as grouping, controlled values, etc).
Began work on a web interface for configuring metacat at runtime. This systemchecks the 'configured' property when metacat starts up. If configured=false, thenit loads an HTML form containing the properties that need to be set. The user configures the properties and they are written into the metacat.properties file. Then metacat needs to be restarted. ...
Eliminated unneeded log information in source code file.
Eliminated the MetacatUtil.printMessage() method in favor of using the Log4J debugging methods.
Removed the release ant token from all files in 'src'.
Changed the filename that is used when data files are downloaded and when XML files are downloaded in XML format. Now, data files use the format "docid-docname". See bug #2566.
Only run spatial cache regeneration once. Plus some fixes to spatial_query action api.
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