In development

  • Revert behaviour that allowed ‘Staff’ users to modify experiment ownership and sharing permissions via the web UI.

3.7 - 17 March 2016

  • DataFile size is now a BigInteger field
  • New settings for customisations, contextual view overrides (eg INDEX_VIEWS).
  • A new AbstractTardisAppConfig class that all new tardis apps should subclass
  • Third-party tardis app dependency checking
  • Removed database index from Parameter.string_value to allow longer strings in Postgres. Migrations add a Postgres partial index for string_values shorter than 256 characters.
  • Changed constraints on the instrument model; facility and instrument name are now unique together
  • changed method tasks to task functions, pre-empting the removal of methods tasks in new celery versions
  • RESTful API now supports ordering, e.g. &order_by=-title, for Experiments, Datasets and DataFiles.
  • Allowed groups to be ‘owners’ of an Experiment. Enforce rule in views for web UI requiring every Experiment to have at least one user owner.
  • Registration support updated for latest django-registration-redux package
  • Speed-ups for dataset view page loading for datasets with large numbers of images. The carousel is now limited to a maximum of 100 preview images.
  • Reorganised and updated documentation

3.6 - 16 March 2015

  • removed legacy operations files (foreman, apache, uwsgi, etc)
  • moved CI from Travis CI to Semaphore app
  • removed buildout build system and dependency management
  • build instructions in, using requirements.txt for dependencies now
  • gunicorn instead of uwsgi
  • updated Django to version 1.6.10
  • removed migrations app
  • renamed Dataset_File to DataFile
  • DataFile have a deleted and a version flag, for upcoming support of these features.
  • verifying files does not have side-effects anymore
  • renamed Author_Experiment to ExperimentAuthor
  • an ExperimentAuthor can now have an email and or a URL
  • recoded Replica and Location as DataFileObject with associated StorageBox, based on the Django File API
  • API v1 got some additions, largely or fully backwards-compatible
  • a publication workflow app, guided publication of data
  • download data via SFTP using a built-in SFTP server
  • removed most traces of METS
  • AAF authentication support
  • parameters that can store a generic foreign key (link to any database object)
  • new models Instrument and Facility
  • basic support for SquashFS archives as StorageBox. Probably requires installation-specific code such as what is used at the Australian Synchrotron.
  • error pages are no normal-sized
  • new view “Facility Overview”, for facility administrators to have overview over data.
  • “MyData” includes owned and shared data
  • safely allowing HTML in descriptions now. Achieved by “bleaching” of tags
  • stats page faster through DB-server-side aggregation
  • layout improvements
  • pep8 and pylint improvements
  • bug fixes

3.5 - 26 August 2013

  • REST API keys
  • Authorisation now supports object-level permissions
  • Front page overview
  • Contextual views for Datafiles, Datasets and Experiments
  • Backwards incompatible database changes
  • Replica multi file location support
  • Migration of replicas
  • Streaming downloads
  • Django 1.5
  • REDIS option for celery queue
  • auto-verify files
  • provisional directory support
  • Pylint testing on Travis CI
  • Some error pages are now functional
  • optionally upload comfortably with
  • Experiment view page load speedup
  • Removed ancient XML ingest format.

3.0 - unreleased

  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • javascript templates
  • backbone.js rendering of datasets
  • UI for transferring datasets
  • bpython shell
  • celery queue

2.0 - Unreleased

  • Auth/Auth redesign [Gerson, Uli, Russel]

    • Authorisation. Support for several pluggable authorisation plugins (Django internal, LDAP, VBL). The added AuthService middleware provides a mechanism to query all available auth modules to determine what group memberships a users has.

    • Alternative authorisation. Rule based experiment access control engine was implemented with the following access attributes for indivdual users and groups: canRead, canWrite, canDelete, isOwner. Additionally, a time stamp can be specified for each access rule.

      Further information can be found at the wiki: Authorisation Engine design

  • Metadata Editing [Steve, Grischa]

  • New METS parser & METS exporter [Gerson]

  • Dist/Buildout infrastructure [Russell]

  • Through the web creation and editing of experiments [Steve, Russell]

  • Through the web upload of files [Steve]

  • Download protocol handler [Russel, Uli]

  • Logging framework [Uli]

  • Django 1.3

1.07 - 01/06/2010

  • Publish to interface created, though not implemented, pending legal text

1.06 - 15/03/2010

  • Parameter import interface for creation of new parameter/schema definitions
  • iPhone Interface

1.05 - 01/03/2010

  • Images as parameters supported
  • Data / metadata transfer from synchrotron is now ‘threaded’ using asynchronous web service transfers.

1.0 - 01/02/2010

  • MyTardis created from existin MyTardis python / django codebase
  • Allows private data to be stored
  • Open key/value parameter model, replacing current crystallography one
  • Internal data store for data
  • LDAP Login
  • Pagination of files
  • Creation of synchrotron-tardis from MyTardis codebase including specific code for the VBL login service and data transfer to MyTardis deployments.
  • Web server changed to apache and mod_wsgi

0.5 - 2009

  • Re-wrote federated index (python / django)
  • Federated stores are now simple web server based with optional FTP access
  • Runs on Jython / Tomcat

0.1 - 2007

  • Federated index (php) running on Apache HTTP Server
  • Crystallography data deposition and packaging tools for Fedora Commons (java swing desktop)
  • Search Interface via web