CKAN 0.6 Released

Version v0.6 of the [Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN)]( software has just been released (and simultaneously rolled out to the site). Changes include:

* Autocompletion (+ suggestion) of tags when adding tags to a package.
* Paginated lists for packages, tags, and revisions.
* RESTful machine API for package access, update, listing and creation.
* API Keys for users who wish to modify information via the REST API.
* Update to vdm v0.2 (SQLObject) which fixes ordering of lists.
* Better mmunity to SQL injection attacks.

The major development in this release were tag autocompletion (completed earlier in the year) and the [RESTful API]( which was only polished off last week. For prospective users of the API there is some [example python client code](). We ourselves our busy utilizing the REST interface (and client) in order to integrate CKAN support into [datapkg]( — which we also hope to release very soon.

The CKAN code is available from:


The data is available from:


We’ve now over 230 packages — with more than 100 of these added this year. If you come across a large dataset or substantial collection, please consider [registering it on CKAN](!