This is the last scheduled release of Danno / Emmet for ALA and Aust-lit. Key developments are support for annotation schemas / context sensitive annotation in Danno / Dannotate, account/password expiry and CAPTCHA support in Emmet, and an overhaul of the JSPs and wirings to improve configurability and ease of embedding.
This release fixes some bugs in Danno/Dannotate, the most significant being one that caused "repeating" of bare images to give an empty page. We've also restored the missing "pin" cursor.
This release is mostly focussed on access control and user management aspects of Emmet. The initial feature-set of Emmet user management is now almost complete, and its web-apis have stabilized and been documented. On the Danno side, access control and login are now fully integrated, and Dannotate has a spiffy new toolbar.
Danno-1.3.x now includes user management and access control provided by Emmet-0.3.x. We have implemented user account creation, password changing and various other administration functions. Danno currently supports coarse-grained access control; i.e. permissions to read and write annotations. (Fine-grained access control, annotation ownership, and remaining Emmet user management functionality will be available in 1.4.x.)
Danno is an annotation server that is compliant with the W3C pre-draft Annotea spec. It is compatible with the Annozilla plugin for Firefox, and also supports harvesting of annotations using OAI-PMH.
Danno is being developed by University of Queensland's eResearch Group as part of the DIAS-B project, funded jointly by ARCS and ANDS, and managed by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA). Danno software is currently being used in the ALA and Aus-lit projects.
MDE 1.2 and MSF 1.2 (and selected earlier releases) are now available for download via the SourceForge "metadata.net" project. MDE is a schema-driven metadata editor designed for embedding in web-based applications. MSF consists of a schema editor, schema repository and related tools for creating and managing MDE's schemas. MSF supports schemas for Dublin Core - like metadata, adding support for nested elements, typed element values, a constraint language and embedded schema documentation. MDE allows viewing and editing of metadata records via a web browser, and validates metadata changes against each record's designated schema.... read more