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Release 2.10 (June 2021)

Release 2.10 adds: * New and improved open metadata types for governance * New API for Governance Program OMAS

See also an important notice about removal of Java 8 support in a future release.

Details of these and other changes are in the sections that follow.

Description of Changes

Metadata Types

  • Correction to the Campaign classification.

The Campaign classification is supposed to connect to a Project entity to indicate the project is a grouping of a series of projects designed to achieve a large goal. Unfortunately it was coded to connect to the Collection entity. In 2.10, the Campaign classification has been changed to attach to Referenceable to allow it to be connected to Project without affecting backward compatibility.

See new type description in model 0130.

  • Extension of the UsedInContext relationship.

The UsedInContext relationship linked two GlossaryTerm entities together to show that one glossary term described the context in which the other was valid. This relationship has been updated to allow the end that describes the context to be a Referenceable. This means that the context where glossary terms are valid can be expressed as elements such as projects, business capabilities, parts of an organization, subject areas, zones and many more.

See new type description in model 0360.

  • Allowing ownership to be expressed as a PersonRole.

Issue #5104 described the problem that the governance open metadata types allowed owners to be expressed as PersonalProfile or UserIdentity entities. The properties did not identify if the owner was identified as a GUID or as a qualifiedName. In 2.10, a new classification for expressing ownership called, not surprisingly, Ownership, was introduced which allows and type and property name for the owner to be specified with the owner's identifier. The types for entities such as GovernanceActionType and IncidentReport that include ownership properties in them have been updated to deprecate these properties in favor of using the Ownership classification. The AssetOwnership classification is also deprecated.

See new type description in model 0445.

  • Update to Certification relationship.

The Certification relationship supports the identification of the people involved in the certification of an element. 2.10 adds new attributes to specify the type and property names of the identifier used to identify these people. This is consistent with the new Ownership classification.

See new type descriptions in model 0482.

  • Update to License relationship.

The License relationship supports the identification of the people involved in the licencing of an element. 2.10 adds new attributes to specify the type and property names of the identifier used to identify these people. This is consistent with the new Ownership classification.

See new type descriptions in model 0481.

  • Governance role updates.

The GovernanceOfficer entity now inherits from GovernanceRole rather than PersonRole. This means it is just another governance role that can be linked with GovernanceResponsibility definitions. In addition there are new types for different types of owners. These are ComponentOwner and DataItemOwner.

See new type descriptions in model 0445.

  • Extend the GovernanceResponsibilityAssignment

The GovernanceResponsibilityAssignment relationship identifies the responsibilities for a particular role. It used to link to a GovernanceRole and in 2.10, it has been updated to link to a PersonRole. This means that governance responsibilities can be added to any role, such as ProjectManager and CommunityMember, rather than just specialized governance roles.

See new type descriptions in model 0445.

  • Deprecating the domain attribute in various governance types.

The domain attribute is typed by the GovernanceDomain enum. This provides a fixed list of governance domains. An extensible mechanism for expressing the governance domain was added in release 2.4 using the GovernanceDomainDescription entity and the domainIdentifier attribute. In this release, the use of domain is deprecated in GovernanceDefinition, GovernanceZone, SubjectAreaDefinition, GovernanceMetric, GovernanceRole and GovernanceOfficer.

See new type descriptions in model 0401.

  • Extensions to governance drivers.

There are now new subtypes of the GovernanceDriver entity called RegulationArticle and BusinessImperative. It is also possible to link governance drivers using the new GovernanceDriverLink relationship.

See new type descriptions in model 0405.

  • Update to AssetOrigin classification.

The AssetOrigin classification supports the identification of the origin of an asset. This can be in terms of the organization, business capability and other values. 2.10 adds new attributes to identify if the organization or business capability is identified by its GUID or qualifiedName.

See new type descriptions in model 0440.

  • Improve IncidentClassifiers.

If is possible to define multiple sets of IncidentClassifier values that can be used on IncidentReport entities to help to group and prioritize them. The IncidentClassifier entity now inherits from Referencable and there is a new classification called IncidentClassifierSet to mark a Collection entity as containing IncidentClassifier definitions.

See new type descriptions in model 0470.

  • Deprecation of ResponsibilityStaffContact.

The ResponsibilityStaffContact relationship has been deprecated in favor of the GovernanceResponsibilityAssignment relationship.

New Services for Governance Program OMAS

The APIs defined for Governance Program OMAS have been updated to reflect the changes to the open metadata types described above. The APIs and client implementations are in place. The server-side is coming in a future release.

Bug fixes and other updates

  • Additional Bug Fixes

  • Cascaded deletes for entities grouped using the Anchors classification are now deleting the correct entities. Prior to this release, some entities were missed and others were deleted incorrectly.

  • Dependency Updates

For details on both see the commit history in GitHub.

Known Issues

  • It is recommended to use a chromium-based browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari for the Egeria React UI. Some parts of the UI experience such as Dino currently experience problems with Firefox. See odpi/egeria-react-ui#96 .
  • When running the 'Understanding Platform Services' lab, ensure you run the 'egeria-service-config' notebook first and do not restart the python kernel before running this lab. See #4842 .
  • When logging in to the react UI for the coco pharma lab demo, ensure to use http://myhost.mydomain/coco/login as otherwise the login will not work. see odpi/egeria#41
  • A few further bugs are noted at https://github.com/odpi/egeria/issues/5211#issuecomment-850321243 including for samples and UI.

Removal of Java 8 Support

Egeria will drop support for Java 8 in a forthcoming release within the next few months. We have been building and testing with Java 11 for over a year and will move to build all packages with Java 11, and require Java 11. At this point Java 8 will no longer be supported for new releases.

Egeria Implementation Status at Release 2.10

Egeria Implementation Status

Link to Egeria's Roadmap for more details about the Open Metadata and Governance vision, strategy and content.

Further Help and Support

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