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ebXML-styled service registry for the International Planetary Data Alliance

Project description

This package provides a service registry for the International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA). It allows the general public to view service descriptions registered with the IPDA service registry. It also enables users who have permissions to register new services and update existing services.

This registry implementation is targeted for compatibility with the service registry deployed for the Planetary Data System (PDS), which itself is based on the ebXML notion of a registry (as specified by the registry information model).

Although intended for the IPDA web site, it can be deployed to any Plone based site (and is tested with Plone 4).


Use Buildout with the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe.

  • Add to the list of eggs to install, e.g.:

    eggs =
  • Tell the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe to install a ZCML slug:

    recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
    zcml =
  • Re-run buildout, e.g. with:

    $ ./bin/buildout

You can skip the ZCML slug if you are going to explicitly include the package from another package’s configure.zcml file, which you almost certainly are for this package, since ipdasite.policy includes it as a dependency.


What follows is a history of changes from release to release, along with issues addressed and new features in each release.

1.0.10 — Submit-A-Binding-Button


1.0.9 — Submit-A-Tool-Button

This release adds a tool submission button to Service Registry view templates. It also fixes the CSS for button styling on all the templates.

1.0.8 — Hmm, More Upgrades

This release simplifies the page templates for the various types. It also makes it compatible with Plone 4.3.

1.0.7 — Hmm, Upgrades

This release makes the unit, functional, and integration tests use the standard layers and fixtures. It also makes this release compatible with Plone 4-latest (4.2.1 as of this writing).

1.0.6 — 1.2 Compatibility

Now compatible with PDS Registry Client 1.2.

1.0.5 — 4.1 Compatibility

Now compatible with Plone 4.1.

1.0.4 — Tools, Not Services

Wedging all the tools that IPDA registered into the ebXML Service Registry model just confused users. So, we keep the model, but downplay the “service” aspect of it and instead call things “Tools”. Services have tool URLs now.

1.0.3 — That Is Not Logical

This release makes sure that logical IDs (or “lids”) throughout the system are kept unique. This should help prevent a certain PDS engineer from re-using the same lid “TBD” over and over, which is incompatible with the PDS Service Registry.

Speaking of, this release also writes all of its data to a PDS Registry Service. Just set the “home” attribute of a Registry instance to the endpoint URL of a PDS Service Registry and all of the service registrations will be synchronized into the PDS Registry Service.

Note that this is not two-way synchronization. Information pre-existing in a PDS Registry Service will be wiped out by this package: services with the same GUIDs will be overwritten in the PDS Registry Service, and any other Services will be purged. This package therefore uses a PDS Registry Services solely as redundant backing store.

1.0.2 — More Fine Tuning

This release adds the slot “interface type” to Services. It also adds three new categories (analysis, dissemination, and visualization).

1.0.1 — Slot Car Racing

This release implements additional ebXML-styled slots needed for the IPDA release of the service registry, including:

  • interface type (using a controlled vocabulary)
  • description (but calling it “abstract” to avoid confusion with the Dublin Core “description”)
  • operating system (also using a controlled vocabulary)
  • requirements
  • curating source (institution, contact name, email address, telephone number)

1.0.0 — Initial Implementation

This is an initial release so PDS can try it out.

0.0.0 — Unreleased

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