Change Log

This document records the main changes to the sdss_access code.

3.0.4 (03-08-2024)

  • Fix issue 52 - rsync failure when remote file is compressed compared to template

  • Issue 48 - Add support for adding temporary paths for use in local sdss_access

  • Issue 55 - Add support for adding resolved urls or filepaths into sdss_access remote download

  • PR 57 - Enables symlink following by default. Adds a follow_symlinks option to the commit method.

3.0.3 (11-29-2023)

  • Add new tilegrp method for grouping LVM tile ids

  • Updates test action to use the latest tree git repo

3.0.2 (11-2-2023)

  • Add support for .fz compression

  • Release for IPL-3

3.0.1 (2023-06-17)

  • Bug fix for remote access to IPLs > IPL-1

3.0.0 (2023-06-05)

  • Fixing sdss_access after tree updates. “sdsswork” now references SDSS-V paths.

  • Pins tree package to >4.0

  • Adds new pattern for detecting required keywords in special functions

2.0.6 (2023-06-02)

  • Adds new configsubmodule special function.

  • Pins tree package to <4.0.

2.0.5 (2022-11-30)

  • Bug fix for downloading IPL-1 products with sdss_access

2.0.4 (2022-11-30)

  • Fixing broken tests with MWM paths

2.0.3 (2022-10-15)

  • Minor path fixes for MWM and Astra paths

2.0.2 (2022-09-08)

  • Adds new isplate and pad_fieldid special functions for BHM paths.

2.0.1 (2022-05-13)

  • Adds new configgrp special function.

2.0.0 (2021-09-24)

  • Breaking Change: switches sdss_access to use new SDSS server

  • Feature: adds new “” server to support rsync, curl, and http downloads for sdss5 products

  • Adding new Sphinx docs for SDSS collaboration authentication

  • Updates the public release check to now check todays date against the tree release date, and “DR” in release name.

1.1.1 (2020-11-11)

  • Feature - Adds new functions for mwm healpixgrp, apginst, and apgprefix to determine other keywords from existing telescope kwarg

  • Support #25 - Adds preserve_envvars option to preserve original os environment variables

1.1.0 (2020-07-07)

  • Feature #7 - Adds a progress bar to downloads with tqdm

  • Feature #18 - Allow Path to work off of loaded module files

  • Bug Fix: issue appending compression suffixes when wildcards present

1.0.1 (2020-05-28)

  • Bug Fix #16 - HttpAccess used in public mode checks for netrc file

  • Combines separate set_auth methods in BaseAccess and HttpAccess into a single set_auth available as AuthMixin

  • Auth.set_netrc now raises an AccessError on failure to find a value netrc file.

1.0.0 (2020-05-07)


  • Modified sdss_access to use the new versioned tree. Removes input and dependency on single sdss_paths.ini file.

  • sdss_access no longer uses ConfigParser to parse the sdss_paths.ini file

  • path templates are passed in directly from the tree python product

  • The symbol for “special function” path definition has changed from % to @

  • sdss_access now checks for compressed/uncompressed files on disk compared to its path template definition

  • remote access classes, i.e RsyncAaccess, no longer need both public and release to be specified to access DRs. Sets public=True automatically if DR in release name.

  • Added path.changelog module with new compute_changelog and get_path_templates functions to compute changes in paths between releases

  • Moved tests out of sdss_access python package to top level.

  • Deprecated included logger and config in favor of sdsstools logger and config.

  • Simplified python package setup.cfg and consolidated requirements files

0.2.11 (2020-05-07)

  • Pinning sdss-tree requirement to <3.0

0.2.10 (2020-04-23)


  • Bug in remote file existence check for following redirects.

0.2.9 (2019-12-06)


  • bug in rtfd build failures

  • Issue #12 - bug on Windows when HOME drive different than Window temporary directory drive

  • Issue #11 - bug on Windows not creating temporary paths correctly

0.2.8 (2019-11-12)


  • new extract method to return extracted keywords from a given filename

  • new tests for sdss_access.path

  • methods to extract and look up source code given a method name

  • sdss_access now has a CurlAccess class to enable use on Windows OS

  • implemented new BaseAccess class to abstract out commonalities between RsyncAccess and CurlAccess

  • added a general Access class which handles the choice between Rsync/CurlAccess

  • issue #10 - added public access for HttpAccess

  • merged PR #6 - add curl as an access method


  • expanded lookup_keys to also look for keywords inside special % functions

  • moved special function template substitution into a separate method

  • replaced template envvar substitution with os.path.expandvars

  • updating yaml.load to use FullLoaded in compliance with pyyaml 5.1

  • changing disutils.strictversion to parse_versions

  • moved methods from RsyncAccess and CurlAccess into common BaseAccess

  • refactored the test suite to add tests on DR data, and simplify new path entries


  • Bug fix for pathlib on 2.7 python systems

  • Issue #9 Bug fix in generate_stream_task for public rsync locations

0.2.7 (2018-09-06)


  • Ability to check for a remote file existence on the SAS


  • rsync.reset now resets both the initial stream and the real stream

  • rsync.add now accepts the full keyword argument

  • rsync.full now checks for itself in kwargs and returns that

0.2.6 (2018-07-10)


  • Bug when checking for missing keys; removes key format from variable name

0.2.5 (2018-07-09)


  • New tests for Path and RsyncAccess

  • Public toggling (now replants Tree upon init of Path or RsyncAccess)

  • lookup_names method to look up all the available sdss_path names


  • Wrapped config file opens in ‘with’ to ensure proper file closures

  • Cleaned up some verbose warnings

  • Accessing a ‘full’ keyword argument in Path methods to ensure proper handling

  • path generation now fails with KeyError when missing input keyword arguments


  • Bug with RsyncAccess not properly working with public data releases

0.2.4 (2017-12-05)


  • Method to lookup the keyword arguments needed for a given path name

  • Sphinx plugin to auto document the sdss_access path definitions

0.2.3 (2017-12-02)


  • Added new Sphinx documentation and wrote some stuff


  • Migrated sdss_access over into the cookiecutter model