IPT Version 2.0.5 Release Notes

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Upgrade instructions

  1. Performing the upgrade

    It is always a good idea to take the precaution of backing up the existing IPT data directory before performing an upgrade.

    An upgrade can be performed in 3 steps:

    1. Replace the previous .war file with the latest edition

    2. Backup the existing data directory

    3. Reuse the existing data directory during setup

  2. Post-upgrade instructions

    If upgrading from 2.0.3, once the upgrade is complete, resource managers should:

    1. Reset the resource subtype (if applicable), making the selection on the basic metadata page. The reason being that this list now refers to a controlled vocabulary in IPT 2.0.4/5 and previous selections will have been reset.

    2. Re-save the metadata for each resource. The reason being that additional validation has been added to the metadata pages in IPT 2.0.4/5 in order to ensure better compliance with the GBIF metadata profile.

  3. Other

    GBIF has released a new style/CSS customization guide for IPT 2.0.5 entitled How to Style Your IPT

Dependency Notes

This new version has been tested and designed to work on Tomcat 6.0 or 7.0. Please note IPT 2.0.5 is still designed to run on Java 5 and later. This will be the last version, however, that maintains support for Java 5 so please plan an upgrade of your Java version soon to be able to support future versions.

Viewing the IPT change log

This version addressed a total of 45 issues: 15 Defects, 17 Enhancements, 2 Patches, 7 Won’t fix, 3 Duplicates, and 1 that was considered as Invalid. These are detailed in the issue tracking system

When all else fails

See the FAQ, which continues to be updated with good questions.