[ecoinfo] Morpho 1.7.0 released by the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity

Jing Tao tao at nceas.ucsb.edu
Tue Jun 2 18:31:31 PDT 2009

The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) project is pleased to 
announce the release of Morpho 1.7.0, an application for managing and 
sharing ecological and environmental data through the creation of 
structured metadata (data documentation).  Morpho enables data sharing among scientists through 
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity servers. The new release of Morpho can 
be downloaded from:


Some new features:
   * Support Ecological Metadata Language 2.1.0
   * Seperate access rules of entities from the package itself
   * Connect Metacat server through SSL
   * Reslove document identifier conflict issue
   * Use IzPack to generate installers
   * Back up user data
   * Improve documentation, including Morpho Guide

Bug Fixes:
   * "create profile wizard" needs more documentation (bug 1707)
   * Morpho fails to load number type when editing column documentation (bug 2197)
   * Morpho editor generates validation problem message when doc is valid (bug 2198)
   * Title and Abstract screen insert empty abstract tag (bug 2223)
   * Can't delete local dp's on Windows XP (bug 2567)
   * Misspelled attribute name when creating customUnit:- multiplierToSI (bug 2780)
   * Morpho uses 'allowFirst' by default when building access control (bug 2998)
   * Profile names with spaces and special characters are a problem (bug 3190)
   * Incorrect EML201 schema in morpho (bug 3244)
   * Correcting invalid eml 201 document downloaded from metacat 1.8.0 (bug 3358)
   * Upgrade jcalendar library to use an official jar distribution (bug 3437)
   * Transform demo eml document from eml 2.0.1 to eml 2.1.0 (bug 3601)
   * Change the uploading data file name (bug 3702)
   * Export to zip file doesn't work (bug 3808)
   * change "precision" from required to optional in new package wizard (bug 3831)
   * After importing new Data Table, File/Save to Network fails (bug 3834)
   * Obscured window when adding keyword from predefined list in OS X (bug 3987)
   * KNBRegistry thesaurus in keyword page doesn' work (bug 4007)

We hope that this software is useful to you.  We welcome feedback and 
comments that will make the application more useful in the future. Please 
submit bugs and problems through our bug tracking system 
(http://bugzilla.ecoinformatics.org) and send general feedback to 
'morpho-dev at ecoinformatics.org'.

The Morpho Development Team
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Project

Jing Tao
National Center for Ecological
Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
735 State St. Suite 204
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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