v1.8.3 Released

Fixes to tags and text based search.

Posted by Luigi Marini on April 28, 2020 · 1 min read

1.8.3 - 2020-04-28

Warning: This update modifies how information is stored in Elasticsearch for text based searching. To take advantage of these changes a reindex of Elasticsearch is required. This can be started by an admin either from GUI or through the API.


  • Elasticsearch indexer will now store new metadata fields as strings to avoid unexpected behavior on date fields.
  • When reindexing use a temporary index to reindex while the current one is in use then swap.


  • Ability to delete tags from sections and files on the file page. CATS-1046 CATS-1042
  • User-owned resources will now appear in search results regardless of space permissions.
  • Updating space ownership for datasets and collections will correctly reindex those resources for searches.
  • Missing index in statistics which would slow down system when inserting download/views.


  • GitHub Actions to compile and test the code base, create documentation and docker images.
  • Code of Conduct as MD file (will be displayed by GitHub).
  • Templates for Bug, Feature and Pull Request on GitHub.