Monthly Archives: July 2019

Rightfield 0.24 released

A new version of Rightfield, has been released and is now available for download.

The new version includes a refresh and update of all its dependencies, in particular updated to use the latest version of Apache POI.

Along with an update there have also been a couple of improvements:

  • Rightfield will now retain existing data validations, that had been added to an existing Excel document previous to being populated with Rightfield.
  • Fix to an ambiguity problem with mixed ontologies containing terms with the same label, but from different sources. The ontology hierarchy and term view how includes the namespace prefix where available, and a tooltip will show the full IRI when hovering over a term.

The new version is available to download from the Rightfield website

SEEK version 1.9.0 released

The FAIRDOM team are pleased to announce a new version of SEEK – version 1.9.0

The highlights of this version includes:

  • Major upgrade of the underlying platform
    • Rails 4.2 → Rails 5.2
    • Updating and replacing affected libraries and dependencies
    • Unifying javascript to use jQuery framework throughout, and removing Prototype references
  • Ability to login with email as well as username
  • Ability to edit previous version revision comments
  • Show the SEEK ID of the selected node when navigating the ISA overview
  • Fix for model files appearing missing for previous versions (don’t worry, no files were actually lost)
  • A lot of bugfixes and minor improvements discovered during the upgrade testing

The main bulk of this work was the upgrade to Ruby on Rails, the underlying platform SEEK is built upon, which included many changes. This work has been carried out in parallel to other work over several months, and undergone a lot of testing. Bringing things up to date ensures we continue to get feature enhancements, improvements and security fixes.

Details on installing SEEK can be found in our Documentation, at – including running with Docker.

The upgrade guide can be found in the usual place at