Workspace service release notes

VERSION: 0.12.0 (Released 11/16/21)

ADMIN NOTES:

  • A database schema update is required. See Upgrading to version 0.12.0.
  • MongoDB 3.6+ is now required.
  • Shock is no longer supported as a data backend.
  • The Sample service is no longer supported as a KBase dynamic service, only as a core service. As such, the sample-service-tag configuration key has been removed.
  • The SearchPrototypeEventHandlerFactory has been removed. The workspace will not start if the search prototype event handler is configured.
  • The MongoDB driver API has been updated from the 2.X driver legacy interface to the new interface introduced in the 3.0 driver. This change is invisible other than the sorted key in GridFS file documents has been moved to the new metadata field from the root of the document. Since the GridFS backend is not recommended for production use and no known productions installations exist, a schema updater for the GridFS backend is not provided.
  • The KB_SERVICE_NAME environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a future version.

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • list_objects now requires that at least one and no more than 10000 workspaces are specified.
  • As such, the excludeGlobal and perm parameters no longer have any use and are deprecated.
  • The WorkspaceEventListener interface now includes a setObjectHidden method. Code using this interface must be updated to implement this method.

UPDATES:

VERSION: 0.11.5 (Released 4/27/21)

UPDATES:

VERSION: 0.11.4 (Released 1/6/21)

UPDATES:

  • Added an option to trust all SSL certificates to the S3 backend (default false). See the deploy.cfg.example file for details.

VERSION: 0.11.3 (Released 10/15/20)

UPDATES:

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the workspace to eventually hang when using the S3 backend configuration.

VERSION: 0.11.2 (Released 3/23/20)

UPDATES:

  • The workspace now emits several new workspace level events for the Kafka based notifier. See Kafka listener.
  • The workspace is now tested on OpenJDK 8 and 11.
  • Modified the status() API method so it doesn’t spam the handle service logs.

VERSION: 0.11.1 (Released 8/20/19)

UPDATES:

  • Fixed a bug introduced in 0.9.0 where older objects saved before handle service integration in release 0.3.0 would not be retrievable and would fail with a null pointer exception.

VERSION: 0.11.0 (Released 7/25/19)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITES:

VERSION: 0.10.1 (Released 7/11/19)

DEPRECATIONS:

  • Shock support has been deprecated and will be removed in a future version.

UPDATES:

  • The docs server (at /docs) now returns the Content-Type header as expected.

VERSION: 0.10.0 (Released 7/2/19)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITES:

  • Shock nodes included in workspaces objects as @id bytestream annotations must now be owned by the user or by the workspace service. If the user owns the node, the node’s owner will be changed to the workspace service and write and delete ACLs will be cleared. The node is no longer copied.

UPDATES:

  • Storage systems that support the AWS S3 API can now be used as backend file storage systems as an alternative to Shock or GridFS.

VERSION: 0.9.1 (Released 4/18/19)

UPDATES:

  • Fixed a bug where objects with maps embedded within maps would always be sorted, even if they were already sorted as received.

VERSION: 0.9.0 (Released 4/10/19)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • The configuration that was previously stored in the workspace MongoDB database has been moved to the deploy.cfg file. The new configuration parameters are mongodb-type-database, backend-type, backend-url, and backend-user. Correct values for these parameters can be determined for existing installations by examining the contents of the settings collection in the MongoDB workspace database (although note that shock and gridFS are now capitalized as Shock and GridFS).

Warning

Setting these values incorrectly can cause unexpected and undesired behavior, including data corruption.

  • Due to the configuration changes, the initialize.py script is no longer needed and has been removed.
  • The globus-url configuration parameter has been replaced by the auth2-service-url parameter.

UPDATES:

  • Workspace objects may now contain Shock IDs (via the @id bytestream annotation) which will ensure that the Shock nodes will be readable for any user that retrieves the object. This feature is disabled by default.
  • The KBase Authentication server may now be used to specify workspace administrators, and supports read only administrator access as well as full access.
  • Added a Kafka event listener. See the administration documentation for configuration instructions.
  • Event listeners now send the user name of the user that triggered the event. In the case of an administrator impersonating another user, the impersonated name is sent. If the administrator is not required to impersonate another user, null is sent.
  • Updated to the 3.x version of MongoDB Java driver. As such, the mongo-retry configuration item has been removed as the driver now handles this internally.

VERSION: 0.8.2 (Released 12/3/18)

  • Workspace descriptions are now measured in Unicode code points rather than Java characters.
  • Added the setWorkspaceDescription administration command.
  • Added the getWorkspaceDescription administration command.

VERSION: 0.8.1 (Released 4/24/18)

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Added a workaround for a bug where, when using Shock as a file backend, MIME headers would very rarely (~1/100,000 saves) be appended to the data, corrupting it. The current workaround checks that the Workspace MD5 and the Shock MD5 are equal, and if not, deletes the newly created Shock node and starts over. The root cause of the data corruption is as yet unknown.

VERSION: 0.8.0 (Released 1/30/18)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • The undelete_workspace method has been removed. Workspaces are now considered to be permanently deleted.
  • Building and running the service now requires Java 8.
  • The getPermissions administration command, like the get_permissions method, is now deprecated.

ADMIN NOTES:

  • Two new indexes have been added to the workspace versions mongo collection:
    • the index {savedby: 1} with no options
    • the index {ws: 1, id: 1, ver: -1} with {unique: 1}
  • The workspaces collection name index has been made sparse. The index must be changed before deploying this version.
  • Added docker file & code for pushing docker image in a travis build.
  • Updated repo to automatically build deployable docker images and push them to dockerhub
  • Deployable docker images run in tomcat, not glassfish
  • Documentation on how to run workspace under tomcat

NEW FEATURES:

  • Adds a workspace event listener API. Event listeners must implement the us.kbase.workspace.listener.WorkspaceEventListenerFactory and WorkspaceEventListener interfaces. Specify listeners to be loaded on start up in the deploy.cfg file (see deploy.cfg.example for an example). See us.kbase.workspace.test.listener.NullListenerFactory for an example implementation.
  • Added the list_workspace_ids method.
  • Added the listWorkspaceIDs administration command.
  • Added the getPermissionsMass administration command.
  • Added the getWorkspaceInfo administration command.
  • Added the listObjects administration command.
  • Added the getObjectInfo administration command.
  • Added the getObjectHistory administration command.
  • Added the getObjects administration command.
  • list_objects will now sort the output if no filters other than the object id filters are applied. The sort order is workspace id ascending, object id ascending, and version descending.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • A user name is now optional for the getPermissions administration command.
  • Fixed a bug where the administrator setWorkspaceOwner command in very specific cases could allow setting an illegal workspace name.
  • Fixed a bug where an admin could delete a locked workspace.
  • Removed kbase-admin credentials from the deploy.cfg file as they’re obsolete after the conversion to auth2.
  • The credentials for the Handle Manager service in the deploy.cfg file now require a token.
  • The credentials for the file backend in the deploy.cfg file now require a token.
  • Fixed a bug where performing a permissions search for a readable, deleted object with an incoming reference from a readable, non-deleted object would fail with a deleted object exception.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause workspace clones to fail under certain conditions.

VERSION: 0.7.1 (Released 6/22/17)

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Updated the auth client to version 0.4.4 to fix the NoSuchMethod error.

VERSION: 0.7.0 (Released 5/5/17)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • It is now required to provide either an object name or an object id when saving an object.

NEW FEATURES:

  • deleteWorkspace and undeleteWorkspace commands have been added to the administration interface.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • When attempting to save an object with metadata containing a null key or value a more illuminating error is thrown.
  • The administration script now uses the authentication service url set in the deploy.cfg file as opposed to a hard coded url.

VERSION: 0.6.0 (Released 12/9/16)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • The kb|ws... style of addressing workspaces or objects has been removed.
  • A bug allowed workspace names of the form user:X where X is an integer > ~2^32. This style of name is temporarily allowed for backwards compatibility reasons but is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

NEW FEATURES:

  • The ObjectSpecification structure now provides a find_reference_path field that allows specifying that the permissions for an object should be automatically looked up via a search through the object reference graph.
  • The resolved (e.g. all references are absolute) path through the object reference graph from an accessible object to the target object is now returned with get_objects2 and the new method get_object_info3.
  • Added a new method, get_object_info3 that returns the path from an accessible object to the target object, but is otherwise equivalent to get_object_info_new. get_object_info_new is now deprecated.
  • Objects containing a semicolon separated reference path rather than just embedded references can now be saved. If the reference path is valid and the head of the path accessible, the references will be rewritten to the absolute reference of the object at the end of the path.
  • Similarly, provenance references can now contain reference paths rather than just single references.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • The ObjectSpecification structure now allows several new ways to provide reference paths into the object graph.
  • Fixed a bug where integers > ~2^32 were allowed as workspace and object names.
  • Fixed a bug in register_typespec_copy where any types in common between the new and previous version of the spec would be unregistered.

VERSION: 0.5.0 (Released 8/12/16)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • The skip parameter of list_objects has been removed.
  • In order to save an object that contains handles to shock nodes, the user must own the shock nodes. Previously, the user only needed read permissions.
  • Handle Service version b9de6991b851e9cd8fa9b5012db565f051e0894f+ is now required.
  • Handle Manager version 3e60998fc22bb331e51b189ae1b71ebd54e58b90+ is now required.
  • Shock version 0.9.6+ is now required.

NEW FEATURES:

  • The status method now returns JVM memory stats and the status of MongoDB, Shock, and the Handle service and manager (if using the latter three).

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • clone_workspace now preserves object IDs from the source workspace such that the object name -> id mapping is identical for both workspaces at the completion of the clone (unless changes are made to the source workspace while the clone is in progress). Due to this change, the maximum object ID returned in a workspace_info tuple may be larger than the number of objects in the new workspace. The documentation has been clarified to reflect this.
  • clone_workspace now prevents the new workspace from being accessed in any way while the clone is in progress.
  • clone_workspace can now exclude user specified objects from the clone.
  • Fixed several bugs where various failures could leave temporary files on disk.
  • Fixed a bug where accessing an object with handles to shock nodes anonymously would cause a null pointer error.
  • A temporary file is created and deleted at startup to ensure the temporary files directory is readable.
  • Fixed a bug where under certain circumstances more data than allowed could be stored in memory or on disk and returned in a get_objects call.
  • The authorization URLs used by the server may now be configured.
  • All configuration user id / password combinations may now be alternately fulfilled with a token.
  • The initialization script now takes a token rather than a user id and password for the shock user account.

VERSION: 0.4.1 (Released 5/27/16)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILIES:

  • Java users will need to switch from the ObjectIdentity to the ObjectSpecification class when calling getObjectInfoNew. The interface is a superset of ObjectIdentity and so is a simple name swap.
  • The text of some error messages has changed.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Added the get_objects2 method. This method combines the functionality of get_objects, get_object_provenance, get_object_subset, and get_referenced_objects and as such those methods are deprecated. In particular, a user can now get a subset from a referenced object or get only the provenance from a referenced object. get_objects2 also allows for returning nulls instead of throwing an error when an object is inaccessible in the same way as get_object_info_new.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • get_object_info_new can now follow object references like get_objects2 and get_referenced_objects.
  • Fixed an exploit where an attacker, for an arbitrary workspace, could determine the number of objects in that workspace, the number of versions of each object, and whether a particular object name exists in the workspace.
  • Added the custom, subactions, and caller fields to ProvenanceAction.
  • Added original workspace ID to the data returned by get_objects* methods.
  • Unix epoch times are now accepted and emitted where possible (e.g. not in tuples) as well as string timestamps.
  • list_referencing_object_counts has been deprecated.

VERSION: 0.4.0 (Released 2/2/16)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • the list_objects() skip parameter is now deprecated and will be removed in a future version. Additionally, the list_objects method’s behavior has changed. list_objects is now guaranteed to return either all the remaining objects that match the filters or limit objects. skip now behaves in an unintuitive way in that the same object may appear in list_objects results even when the skip parameter setting should ensure that each set of returned objects is disjoint with all the others.
  • Module names and type names are now limited to 255 bytes.
  • Metadata keys and values are limited to 900B for the total of each pair of key and value.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Added get_permissions_mass function.
  • Added get_names_by_prefix function.
  • A documentation server now provides all available workspace documentation at the /docs endpoint.
  • list_objects output may now be filtered by minimum and maximum object IDs.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Updated for compatibility with Shock 0.9.6 (tests only), 0.9.12, and 0.9.13.
  • Removed internal data subsetting (intended for indexing of data contents) code. No plan to use this code and drastically increases database size and codebase complexity. All workspace mongo database type_[MD5] collections may be deleted after upgrading.
  • Improved logging for the administer() method.
  • Fixed a bug where mongo connections would not be released when redeploying the server in an already running glassfish instance.
  • Fixed a bug where objects from deleted workspaces could be listed in list_objects output.
  • get_permissions no longer requires authentication.
  • the admin user specified in the deploy.cfg file can no longer be removed by other admins.

VERSION: 0.3.5 (Released 5/15/15)

BUG FIXES:

  • Updated auth library dependency that prevented validating user names not in the KBase group, which was preventing sharing with a subset of real and active KBase users.

VERSION: 0.3.4 (Released 4/10/15)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Added CLI command for listing properly configured Narratives

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Updated to the new auth client. Globus APIs changed in a way that broke sharing with multiple users at the same time.
  • Added required fields to the deploy.cfg file for user credentials to use when querying user data. These creds must be for an administrator of kbase_users so that all users are visible to the workspace service when attempting to share workspaces.
  • Empty strings are now accepted as map keys
  • Fixed a NPE when calling list_referencing_object_counts with a non-existent object version
  • Fixed a race condition that could occur when operating on an object that’s in mid save
  • ‘strict_maps’ and ‘strict_arrays’ properties are now present in ‘get_object_subset’ method
  • Slashes are now supported in paths used in ‘get_object_subset’ method

VERSION: 0.3.3 (Released 10/28/14)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Object references and types are now logged for many methods.

VERSION: 0.3.2 (Released 10/20/14)

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • The ProvenanceAction data structure now has fields for entering external data sources.
  • The workspace client now has streaming mode off by default. To turn it back on, do setStreamingModeOn(true).
  • Fixed a bug that would cause calls to the handle service or handle manager to fail every other call if they were not behind nginx and the call frequency was between 1-4s.

VERSION: 0.3.1 (Released 10/1/2014)

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed a bug where adding an @id annotation to the key of a mapping would result in a minor version increment vs. the expected major version increment.
  • Fixed a bug where a bad workspace @id (unparsable, deleted object, etc) with allowed types specified in the typespec would cause a NPE rather than a useful typechecking error.

VERSION: 0.3.0 (Released 9/2/2014)

NEW FEATURES:

  • The major change in this release is a major refactoring of the ID handling system. ID handling has been generalized to allow for custom ID handlers per ID type (e.g. the @id [ID_type] annotation).
  • The workspace now supports the @id handle annotation, which allows for embedding HandleService handle IDs in workspace objects. When the object is retrieved from the workspace, the user retrieving the object is given read access to any data referenced by handles in the object.
  • There is now a limit of 100,000 IDs in objects per save_objects call. IDs duplicated in the same object do not count towards this limit.
  • Any IDs extracted from an object are returned in get_objects, get_referenced_objects, get_object_subset, and get_object_provenance.
  • The source of a copied object, if visible to the user, is now exposed in the various get_objects* methods.
  • New command line scripts added: ws-diff to compare (client side) two workspace objects and ws-typespec-download to automatically download registered typespecs and automatically resolve dependencies.
  • Support added for the @metadata ws annotation to automatically extract ws metadata from the object data. String/float/int fields in objects or subobjects can be selected in addition to the length of lists and mappings.
  • Support for @range annotation to set limits (inclusive or exclusive) on int and float values.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Users with write permissions to a workspace can now view permissions for all users to that workspace.
  • X-Forwarded-For and X-Real-IP headers are now taken into account when logging the IP of method calls. Set dont_trust_x_ip_headers=true in deploy.cfg to ignore them.
  • Updated timestamp format in ws-list and ws-listobj to display readable local time by default instead of the ISO timestamp.
  • get_object_subset no longer generates an error if a selected field or mapping key is not found, which provides better support for optional fields. Errors are still generated if an array element does not exist.

VERSION: 0.2.1 (Released 7/11/14)

NEW FEATURES:

  • get_object_provenance returns the object provenance without the data.
  • added get_all_type_info and get_all_func_info to return all type/function information registered for a specified module
  • a parsed structure of type and function defintions were added to TypeInfo and FuncInfo
  • the owner of a module now can determine the released versions of a types and and functions (released version info was added to TypeInfo and FuncInfo)
  • Java client now has a method to deactivate SSL certification validation (primarily for use with self-signed certs)

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • the initialization script will no longer allow setting the mongo typedb name to the workspace type db name, and the server will refuse to start up if such is the case.
  • configuration of the default URL for the CLI is handled properly; in 0.2.0 the ws-url command needed to be called prior to other commands
  • improved documentation and other minor error handling in the CLI
  • again allows IRIS deployment of ws-workspace and ws-url
  • fixed a bug that could cause date parsing errors on valid incoming date strings
  • date strings now may contain ‘Z’ for the timezone
  • kbase user is now configurable for deploy-upstart target
  • there is now an option in deploy.cfg to specify the number of times to attempt to contact MongoDB on startup

VERSION: 0.2.0 (Released 5/18/14)

PREAMBLE:

v0.2.0 is a complete rewrite of the data path through the workspace, including type checking, sorting, data extraction, and object retrieval, for the purpose of controlling memory usage.

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBLITIES:

  • deploy.cfg has several new parameters, most of which have acceptable defaults. However temp-dir needs to be set before starting the new version.

NEW FEATURES:

  • a new function, list_all_types, returns all the types in the workspace.
  • ScriptHelpers workspace library ported to python (from perl) by Mike Mundy.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • The max object size has been returned to 1GB.
  • start_service no longer requires user-env.sh to be sourced.
  • Nulls will now pass type checking where an int, float, or string is expected.
  • Fixed a bug where get_object_subdata would return the same subdata if two different paths through the same object were specified.
  • Command-line interface default URLs are configurable via the makefile.
  • ws-workspace and ws-url now work against the User and Job State Service when in IRIS.
  • The characters . and - are now allowed in workspace names.
  • Parallel GC has been re-enabled.
  • Updating a searchable ws or id annotation in a type definition now results in a major version increment instead of a minor version increment.
  • Fixed a bug where get_referencing_objects would throw an error if an object has no references.

VERSION: 0.1.6 (Released 3/3/14)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Get objects by reference, which allows retrieval of any objects that are referenced by objects to which the user has access.
  • A new version of get_object_info, get_object_info_new, allows ignoring errors when listing object information. get_object_info is deprecated in favor of this method.
  • Get the number of objects that reference an object via provenance or object- to-object references, including inaccessible objects.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Filter list_objects and list_workspace_info by date
  • Optionally exclude globally readable objects from list_objects
  • list_objects now takes skip and limit parameters and returns at most 10000 objects. list_workspace_objects returns at most 10000 objects.
  • A user can reduce their own permissions on any workspace.
  • Workspace and object names can now be up to 255 characters in length.
  • Workspace mod dates are now updated on a save/copy/revert/delete/rename of an object.
  • Fixed a bug that caused object checksums to be calculated incorrectly. Note that any checksums calculated before this version are incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug where trying to copy an object to an object with a version > than the maximum existing version would fail. The incoming copy target version number should be ignored.
  • Fixed a bug where trying to copy an object to a deleted object would fail.
  • Clarified some exceptions / error messages.

VERSION: 0.1.5 (Released 2/5/14)

Hotfix to use updated auth libs with 60d token lifetime.

VERSION: 0.1.4 (Released 1/30/14)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Get the version of the workspace server.
  • Set metadata on a workspace and search workspaces by metadata.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • On startup the WSS attempts to create a node in shock to test for shock misconfiguration (shock client change)

VERSION: 0.1.3 (Released 1/24/14)

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed a bug where get_module_info and get_type_info reported removed types.
  • Scripts now allow IDs or object references to be used in place of object and workspace names.

VERSION: 0.1.2 (Released 1/23/14)

Hotfix release to disallow integer object and workspace names.

VERSION: 0.1.1 (Released 1/21/14)

BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBILITIES:

  • The maximum object size is temporarily limited to 200MB.
  • The maximum JSON string size received by the server is temporarily limited to 250MB.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Add owners to modules so that multiple users can upload typespecs.
  • Option to list only deleted objects or workspaces.
  • Filter objects or workspaces list by permission level.
  • Filter workspaces list by owner.
  • Filter object list by the person who saved the object.
  • Filter object list by user metadata.
  • Return a list of objects that reference another object, either in the object data or the provenance data.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Module owners can now see unreleased modules and types.
  • Turned off parallel garbage collection - was locking the server when processing large objects.
  • Fixed bug in WS ID relabeling in values of mappings when keys contain forward slash character
  • Retrieving subset of an object that includes an array element out of the array index range now generates an error instead of returning a subset with null values in the array
  • First error encountered during type checking halts type checking, meaning that only the first error is shown to you even if multiple errors exist

VERSION: 0.1.0 (Released 1/9/2014)

PREAMBLE:

0.1.0 is a complete rewrite of the workspace service and thus has many changes to the API. A function change list is below.

NEW FEATURES:

  • The WSS is configurable to save TOs in MongoDB/GridFS or Shock.
  • Load, compile, and view KIDL typespecs.
  • Objects are type checked against a KIDL typespec before saving.
  • Save provenance information with an object.
  • References to other workspace objects in a TO or TO provenance are confirmed accessible and type checked before saving.
  • A list of references from a TO or TO provenance to other workspace objects is saved and retrievable.
  • Hide objects. Hidden objects, by default, do not appear in the list_* methods.
  • Lock a workspace, freezing it permanently. Locked, publicly readable workspaces are published.
  • Workspaces and objects have a permanent autoincrementing ID as well as a mutable name. An object may be addressed by any combination of the workspace and object name or id plus a version number, or the KBase ID kb|ws.[workspace id].obj.[object id].ver.[object version].
  • Workspaces may have a <1000 character description.
  • Workspace names may be prefixed by the user’s username and a colon. This provides a unique per user namespace for workspace names.
  • Return only a user specified subset of an object.

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Many methods now operate on multiple objects rather than one object per method call.
  • list_objects can list objects from multiple workspaces at once.
  • Rename an object or workspace.

FUNCTION CHANGE LIST:

Deprecated functions, and their replacement

get_workspacemeta -> get_workspace_info
get_objectmeta -> get_object_info
save_object -> save_objects
get_object -> get_objects
list_workspaces -> list_workspace_info
list_workspace_objects -> list_objects

Functions with an altered api. Please see the API documentation for details

create_workspace
clone_workspace
get_objects
copy_object
revert_object
object_history -> get_object_history
set_global_workspace_permissions -> set_global_permission
set_workspace_permissions -> set_permissions
get_workspacepermissions -> get_permissions
delete_workspace -> delete_workspace and undelete_workspace
delete_object -> delete_objects and undelete_objects

Removed functions

move_object -> use rename_object or copy_object and delete_objects
has_object -> use get_object_info
delete_object_permanently
add_type -> various new functions below
get_types -> various new functions below
remove_type
load_media_from_bio
import_bio
import_map
queue_job -> AWE and / or the UserJobStateService
set_job_status -> AWE and / or the UserJobStateService
get_jobs -> AWE and / or the UserJobStateService
get_object_by_ref
save_object_by_ref
get_objectmeta_by_ref
get_user_settings -> UserJobStateService
set_user_settings -> UserJobStateService

New functions

get_object_subset
get_workspace_description
set_workspace_description
lock_workspace
rename_workspace
rename_object
hide_objects
unhide_objects
request_module_ownership
register_typespec
register_typespec_copy
release_module
list_modules
list_module_versions
get_module_info
get_jsonschema
translate_from_MD5_types
translate_to_MD5_types
get_type_info
get_func_info
administer

VERSION: 0.0.5 (Released 11/19/2013)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Type compiler provided embedded authorization works
  • Connect to mongodb databases requiring authorization
  • Optionally exclude world readable workspaces from the output of list_workspaces()

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Authentication is required for all writes, including workspace creation. The ‘public’ user is now no different from any other user
  • Workspace default permissions are now limited to none and read only
  • A user must have at least read access to a workspace to get its metadata
  • Only the user’s own permission level is now returned by get_workspacepermissions() if a user has read or write access to a workspace
  • Only the workspace’s owner can change the owner’s permissions
  • Type names are now limited to ascii alphanumeric characters and _
  • Object names are now limited to ascii alphanumeric characters and .|_-
  • Object names must now be unique per workspace, even if the objects are different types
  • Object and workspace names may not be integers
  • Removed one of the two python clients in lib/, as it was not being updated on a make while the other was

VERSION: 0.0.4 (Released 8/13/2013)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Connect to mongodb databases requiring authorization
  • get_objects() method

VERSION: 0.0.3 (Released 1/1/2012)

NEW FEATURES:

  • Added functions to manage the addition and removal of types.
  • Added functions to handle job management to support running jobs on local clusters
  • Added “instance” argument to “get_object” to enable users to access all object instances
  • Created a complete set of command line scripts for interacting with workspace

UPDATED FEATURES / MAJOR BUG FIXES:

  • Added ability to retrieve specific instances of objects
  • Fixed bug in deletion of workspaces
  • Fixed bug in object reversion
  • Fixed bug in object retrieval
  • Fixed bug in management of persistant state in workspace

VERSION: 0.0.2 (Released 11/30/2012)

NEW FEATURES:

  • This is the first public release of the Workspace Services.
  • adjusted functions to accept arguments as a hash instead of an array
  • added ability to provide authentication token in input arguments

VERSION: 0.0.1 (Released 10/12/2012)

NEW FEATURES:

  • This is the first internal release of the Workspace Service, all methods are new.