[IPT] IPT v2.0.4 released

Kyle Braak [GBIF] kbraak at gbif.org
Wed Oct 17 11:28:20 CEST 2012

Dear IPT users, 

The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to announce that a new release of the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT v2.0.4) is now available for download here.

Since the last version was released in November 2011, the growing user community has been actively reporting enhancement requests and minor bugs. A total of 108 issues were addressed in IPT version 2.0.4; 38 Defects, 35 Enhancements, 7 Other, 5 Patches, 18 Won't fix, 4 Duplicates, and 1 that was considered as Invalid.  These are detailed in the issue tracking system.

A few notable improvements to the User Interface include: 

Translation into Traditional Chinese
Clearer setup pages aimed at preventing users from installing the IPT in the test mode unwittingly
Improved user friendliness, done by adding more context help and better navigation between pages

A couple of new features added in this release are:

Resource migration: allows an IPT resource to replace the registration of an existing DiGIR, BioCASE, or TAPIR resource in the GBRDS [instructions]
Creating a resource from an archived resource folder: allows a resource to be transferred between 2 IPTs including all its source files and mappings  [instructions]

As always, we’d like to give special thanks to the volunteer translators for their time and efforts: 
Nicolas Noé (Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Belgium) - French 
TaiBIF, Taiwan - Traditional Chinese
Laura Roldan Gomez, Dairo Escobar, and Daniel Amariles, (Colombian Biodiversity Information System (SiB)) - Spanish
Another couple of special mentions are owed to Peter Desmet and Laura Russell who provided an exceptional amount of feedback and suggestions. 

We highly recommend previous versions to be updated. Updating an IPT 2.0.x installation can be done in 3 simple steps: 
Replace the previous .war file with the latest edition
Backup the existing data directory
Reuse the existing data directory during setup
New users should follow the installation guidelines in the IPT User Manual that has been updated for this version. A Spanish version of the IPT User Manual is also available now thanks to the volunteers from SiB. 

Thank you once again for using the IPT, and we hope you enjoy the latest version.

With kind regards, 

Kyle, on behalf of the IPT development team and the GBIF Secretariat
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