V0.8 2011-02-09

  • ResourceDownloader objects and plugin point (#964)
  • Refactor PackageDownloader to use ResourceDownloader and support Resource filtering
  • Retrieval options for package resourcs (#405). Support selection of resources to download (on command line or API) via glob style patterns or user interaction.

V0.7.1 2010-12-02

  • MINOR: soften dependency on ckanclient to >= 0.3 for better compatibility with CKAN

V0.7 2010-10-11

  • MAJOR: Support for uploading datapkgs (upload.py)
  • MAJOR: Much improved and extended documenation
  • MAJOR: New sqlite-based DB index giving support for a simple, central, ‘local’ index (ticket:360)
  • MAJOR: Make datapkg easily extendable
    • Support for adding new Index types with plugins
    • Support for adding new Commands with command plugins
    • Support for adding new Distributions with distribution plugins
  • Improved package download support (also now pluggable)
  • Reimplement url download using only python std lib (removing urlgrabber requirment and simplifying installation)
  • Improved spec: support for db type index + better documentation
  • Better configuration management (especially internally)
  • Reduce dependencies by removing dependency on PasteScript and PasteDeploy (#98)
  • Various minor bugfixes and code improvements

V0.6.1 2010-05-04

V0.6 2010-04-28

  • Fixes for unicode in package metadata (when writing to disk)
  • Remove use of ast module as only in python 2.5/2.6
  • Upgrade to use ckanclient 0.3
  • Improved python api for usage of datapkg (load_package and load_index)

V0.5 2010-02-12

  • Improve downloading of package resources (and remove dependency on pip)
  • Improved installation with metadata written consistently (install now really, really works!)
  • Register to disk works (writes metadata to disk)
  • Continued improvements to CLI and documentation

V0.4.1 2010-01-19

  • Restrict to pip<=0.6.1 (just released pip 0.6.2 has major code re-layout which causes breakages)

V0.4 2009-12-28

  • Major refactoring to simplify and standardize CLI using ‘package specs’

  • Support for searching indices from CLI, e.g.::

    datapkg search ckan:// myquery

  • Simple installation onto disk

  • Overhauled and improved documentation and put docs online

V0.3 2009-08-25

This release features major improvements over v0.2 particularly in area of CKAN integration with ‘write’ support especially improved.

  • Better and more flexible system for reading and writing packages to disk
    • New Distribution object to encapsulate writing and reading to disk
    • Implemenations for Python packages (PythonDistribution) and simple ini file (metadata.txt) format (IniBasedDistribution)
  • Improved approach for configuration with config stored in a dedicated ini file and lots of minor fixes to improve CLI experience
  • Create new Index object SimpleIndex
  • Completely overhaul package metadata with support for many additional attribues (author, maintainer, extras etc)
  • Improved, sphinx-built docs (http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/doc/datapkg/)

v0.2 2009-03-18

  • Completely refactor CLI making it better documented and easier to use
  • Support for ‘flat’ package structure on disk
  • Improve creation of on disk package (MANIFEST.in etc)
  • CKAN integration fully functional
  • Almost all commands now functioning and tested

v0.1 2008-12-15

  • Manual much improved
  • CLI: info and dump commands working (r331)
  • Substantial improvements to interface to setuptools and easy_install (pypkgtools)
  • First official released to PyPI
  • Several bugs fixed

v0.0.5 2008-07-15

  • Start on manual
  • Core objects mostly working: Register, Repository, Package
  • Integration with CKAN (not tested)
  • Lots of tests
  • Basic functions but a way to go for proper upload/download cycle

2007-06-20: Project Started