[okfn-discuss] Major Upgrade of CKAN: Help Needed

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Oct 27 12:45:18 GMT 2008

This looks great Rufus!

Its really useful that you can now see the package title listed next to 
the short name. Its also helpful for going through package list and 
seeing which packages may pre-date the title field, and may need some 
attention! :-)


Rufus Pollock wrote:
> Over the last few months we've been working on a major upgrade of the
> CKAN codebase (v0.7). Much of this work has been 'internal':
> converting CKAN to use SQLAlchemy and the latest, and much improved,
> versioned domain model (vdm v0.3). This work is important because it
> will result in major performance improvements and allow us to
> implement various features which were prevented by the previous
> performance problems.
> We've now completed the coding work and upgraded the ckan.net service
> to use it. This has involved migrating all of our existing data (v0.6)
> to a new and very different database structure (v0.7). As usual, we've
> done plenty of testing. However, with this kind of major change, which
> involves data migration, it is always hard to guarantee nothing is
> wrong and so doing some 'testing by eye' would be really valuable.
> So,  if you have a spare moment, head over to:
>   <http://www.ckan.net>
> And have a play around. For example look up a package and:
>   * Check it has still got some info (that way we know data migration
> has (mostly) worked)
>   * Add to it/tidy it up (if it needs it) -- many packages could do
> with more tags, download urls etc (this way we know that CKAN itself
> is working ...)
> Any problems just send an email (either here or to me directly).
> Regards,
> Rufus
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