irond now fully supports IF-MAP 2.2
Good news, everyone!
The freshly released 0.5.0 version of our MAP server irond incorporates a number of changes to provide full compliance with the IF-MAP 2.2 specification. Some of the features include (see the specification for the whole changelog):
MAP Content Autorization - MAP Content Authorization provides a standard model for controlling what operations MAP Clients can execute upon the content of a MAP server.
ifmap-server identifier - The IF-MAP server-identifier is a well known extended identifier that provides a dedicated identifier on which MAP servers can create server-capability metadata to indicate which capabilities they supports. The IF-MAP server-identifier is published by the MAP server itself to enable MAP clients to find out which IF-MAP version and optional capabilities the MAP server they intend to communicate with supports.
ifmap-timestamp-fraction metadata attribute - This special or “operational” attribute that MAP servers add to stored metadata enables for finely grained timestamps with potentially arbitrary precision.
To the best of our knowledge, the Trust@HsH research group are the first to implement a fully IF-MAP 2.2 compliant MAP server and we are proud to provide researchers in industry and academia with an open source implementation to support their research activities.
Note: We already released version 0.5.1 of irond, as we changed a small shortcoming in the build process.01 Sep 2014