Released: April 04, 2019
A number of test improvements were backported from the development branch. These
include a mixin to assign random primary keys to the test objects. Normally
primary keys are sequential and their predictability can hide edge cases that
would normally only manifest in production. The tests case code was also split
into smaller mixin units separating them by purpose. All code to perform HTTP
requests now resides in the
ClientMethodsTestCaseMixin. Changes in the
ContentTypeCheckTestCaseMixin were added to enable this mixin for the API views
in a future minor version. The test view code was moved into its own mixin
TestViewTestCaseMixin. This mixin allows creating dynamic views to test
object and link resolution among other things. The API base test case class is
now part of the same class hierarchy, this means that the API test code will
now behave the same and will benefit from all improvements in the base test case
classes. Some indexing tests were failing randomly. This was caused by the way
the test were built and not because of faulty code. The tests were updated and
now operate as expected. While there is no official support for installing
Mayan EDMS as a sub URL updates to the
TestViewTestCaseMixin will allow it to
execute with custom
ROOT_URLCONF configurations. Further work and feedback is
needed to officially support this installation method.
The advanced search API endpoint was fixed and is now usable. Tests for all the issues fixed were added to avoid future regressions. A fix was applied to the compressed class that caused compressed files uploads to fail from the web form.
Updates were added to the Docker image that allow it to build on armv7l platforms like the RasperryPi, Odroid XU4, and Odroid HC2. This doesn’t imply official support for these platforms. Further experimentation and optimization is needed and this changed will now allow users to build the image and provide feedback in an easier manner.
The installation process has been updated to work around the Python pip issue #6197 (https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/6197).
Improvements in the AJAX menu rendering were conflicting with an old method of refreshing the unread notification counter badge. This conflict would cause the unread notification counter badge to blink and/or disappear. The older badge refresh method was removed and improvements to the menu rendering from the development branch were backported to support displaying link badges from the templates completing fixing the issue. An API entrypoint was also backported showing a list of all the server side AJAX templates. This change doesn’t affect the API layout and it remains compatible with the previous version. Newlines are now explicitly removed from the rendered AJAX templates avoiding rendering issues on some browsers.
An update was added to will now cause Mayan EDMS to reject all email attachments with a size 0 even if the attachment is valid. Documents of size 0 are not consideref valid in Mayan EDMS since they can’t be introspected for MIME type, don’t contain at least one version, and don’t contain a single page. All these are requirements for a valid document in Mayan EDMS.
MIMETYPE_FILE_READ_SIZE setting was added to limit the number of bytes that
will be read into memory to determine the MIME type of a new document. For
compatibility with the current bevahor this setting defaults to 0 which means
that it is disabled. Disabling the setting will cause the entire document’s
file to be loaded into memory. If documents are not processing due to out of
memory errors (large documents or devices with limited memory), set
MIMETYPE_FILE_READ_SIZE to a value other than 0. Limited tests suggest 1024
to be a good alternative as most “magic numbers” used for MIME type detection
are located at the start of the file and just reading the first 1024 bytes will
result in a positive identification with little memory usage.
Add missing document index API view create permission.
Fix index list API view. Add index create, delete, detail API tests.
Add support for skipping a default set of tests. Tests to be excluded by default should be tagged as ‘exclude’.
Upgrading from a previous version¶
If installed via Python’s PIP¶
Remove deprecated requirements:
$ curl https://gitlab.com/mayan-edms/mayan-edms/raw/master/removals.txt | pip uninstall -r /dev/stdin
Type in the console:
$ pip install mayan-edms==3.1.10
the requirements will also be updated automatically.
If you installed Mayan EDMS by cloning the Git repository issue the commands:
$ git reset --hard HEAD $ git pull
otherwise download the compressed archived and uncompress it overriding the existing installation.
Remove deprecated requirements:
$ pip uninstall -y -r removals.txt
Next upgrade/add the new requirements:
$ pip install --upgrade -r requirements.txt
Perform these steps after updating the code from either step above.
Migrate existing database schema with:
$ mayan-edms.py performupgrade
Add new static media:
$ mayan-edms.py collectstatic --noinput
The upgrade procedure is now complete.
Backward incompatible changes¶
Bugs fixed or issues closed¶
GitLab issue #557 Break workflows with invalid input
GitLab issue #559 IndexTestCase.test_dual_level_dual_document_index failure
GitLab issue #562 events.links.link_user_notifications_list should use reverse
GitLab issue #564 API REST /api/indexes/ generates an “Internal Server Error”
GitLab issue #566 apps.common.tests.base.GenericViewTestCase doesn’t work with a custom ROOT_URLCONF
GitLab issue #568 Tornado 6.0 doesn’t support Python 2.7
GitLab issue #572 Error when sending compressed files: ziparchive object has no attribute children
GitLab issue #574 import of E-Mails with empty attachment fails
GitLab issue #576 Exception with access check for cabinets containing NON-ASCII chars