I’ve just put out a beta of a major new version of datapkg (see changelog below):
There’s a quick getting started section below (also see docs).
About the release
This is a substantial release with a lot of new features. As this is a client app which will run on a variety of platforms its been released as a beta first so there’s a chance to catch any of the cross-platform compatibility bugs that inevitably show up. (My favourite from last time was a variation between python 2.5 and 2.6 in the way urlparse functioned for non-standard schemes …)
I’d therefore really welcome any feedback especially regarding bugs and from people using platforms I don’t usually – such as windows!
Get started fast
# 1. Install: (requires python and easy_install) $ easy_install datapkg # Or, if you don't like easy_install $ pip install datapkg or even the raw source! # 2. [optional] Take a look at the manual $ datapkg man # 3. Search for something $ datapkg search ckan:// gold gold-prices -- Gold Prices in London 1950-2008 (Monthly) # 4. Get some data # This will result in a csv file at /tmp/gold-prices/data $ datapkg download ckan://gold-prices /tmp
Find out more » – including how to create, register and distribute your own ‘data packages.
- (MAJOR) Support for uploading datapkgs (upload.py)
- (MAJOR) Much improved and extended documenation
- (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)
- New sqlite-based DB index (ticket:360)
- Improved spec: support for db type index + better documentation
- Better configuration management (especially internally)
- Reduce dependencies by removing dependency on PasteScript and PasteDeploy
- Various minor bugfixes and code improvements