[okfn-discuss] CKAN v1.0 Released

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Tue May 18 18:50:18 UTC 2010

CKAN v1.0 has been released. Please redistribute this announce to any
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  ~~ CKAN v1.0 Release Announcement ~~


We are pleased to announce the availability of version 1.0 of the CKAN
software: http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/, an open source registry
system for datasets (and other resources). After 3 years of
development, twelve point releases and a several successful production
deployments around the world CKAN has come of age!

As well as being used to power <http://ckan.net> and
<http://data.gov.uk> CKAN is now helping run 7 data catalogues around
the world including ones in Canada (<http://datadotgc.ca> /
<http://ca.ckan.net>), Germany (<http://de.ckan.net/>) and Norway
(<http://no.ckan.net>). CKAN.net has also continued to grow steadily
and now has over 940 registered packages.

### Changelog

This is the largest release so far (56 tickets) with lots of new
features and improvements. Main highlights (for a full listing of
tickets please see the trac milestone:

  * Package edit form: new pluggable architecture for custom forms (#281, #286)
  * Package revisions: diffs now include tag, license and resource changes
  * Web interface: visual overhaul (#182, #206, #214-#227, #260) including a
    tag cloud (#89)
  * i18n: completion in Web UI - now covers package edit form (#248)
  * API extended: revisions (#251, #265), feeds per package (#266)
  * Developer documentation expanded (#289, #290)
  * Performance improved and CKAN stress-tested (#201)
  * Package relationships (Read-Write in API, Read-Only in Web UI) (#253-257)
  * Statistics page (#184)
  * Group edit: add multiple packages at once (#295)
  * Package view: RDF and JSON formatted metadata linked to from package page


  * Resources revision history (#292)
  * Extra fields now work with spaces in the name (#278, #280) and
    international characters (#288)
  * Updating resources in the REST API (#293)


  * Licenses: now uses external License Service ('licenses' Python module)
  * Changesets introduced to support distributed revisioning of CKAN
data - see doc/distributed.rst for more information.

### Thanks

Lastly a big thank-you to everyone who has contributed to this release
and especially to the folks at data.gov.uk!

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