m5_004 release notes¶
m5_004 is release which provides:
- Docker support (see https://github.com/gwu-libraries/social-feed-manager/blob/m5_004/docker/README.md)
- Extract files now in XLSX format (was XLS). The XLSX format removes the limitation of 65,536 rows. SFM m5_004 substituted the openpyxl library for xlwt.
- SFM now uses tweepy v3.4.0. This seems to eliminate the problem observed in m5_003, which used tweepy 3.2.0, where filterstream jobs stopped writing and/or slowed down the server.
- Several documentation improvements, mostly around installation and around supervisor/filterstreams setup.
- UI cleanup: Improved consistency of date-time format rendering.
- Enhanced validation logic around checking People values when adding or updating filterstreams: If one or more People account names wasn’t found when checking against Twitter, the TwitterFilter does save, but presents a warning listing the invalid accounts.
- Now allows deletion of filterstreams even if Supervisor isn’t running.
- Now allows creation/update of filterstreams even if Supervisor isn’t running (however, these won’t automatically reflect updates when Supervisor is restarted (See #376).
- Updated Apache2 configuration file to note recommended changes for deployment on Ubuntu 14 / Apache2 v2.4+
- Enhanced fetch_urls to more gracefully handle (skip) truncated URLs that may appear in retweets with an ellipsis, and to pull URLs from ‘media’ if possible.
- And several other minor enhancements.
See the complete list of changes for milestone m5_004 in github as well as the code changes from m5_003 to m5_004.
- The requirements.txt file has changed, so Python library dependencies must be updated within your virtualenv. To update dependencies:
% source ENV/bin/activate % pip install -r requirements.txt
- Dan Chudnov, Dan Kerchner, Laura Wrubel, Justin Littman, Ankushi Sharma, and Rajat Vij at The George Washington University Libraries
- Ed Summers at Maryland Institute for the Humanities (MITH)
- Martin Klein at UCLA Research Library