Release of Galaxy 20.05

Dear Community,

The Galaxy Committers team is pleased to announce the release of Galaxy 20.05.

  1. Release announcement for developers and admins
  2. User facing release notes

A few release highlights are:

Many new Interactive Tools

  • Galaxy interactive tools allow a greater depth of analysis via access to GUI-based tools inside an instance. 10 new interactive tools (some previously available only on the server) join the standard base toolset.
  • Improvements to the Higlass interactive tool now also allow for a more
    in-depth visualization of multiple datasets in various formats simultaneously.

Data Tables can now be backed by refgenie

  • Refgenie manages storage, access, and transfer of reference genome resources.
  • Galaxy can now fill data tables that were received from a refgenie installation.

Tool Shed is now Python3 ready

As the last component in the Galaxy Codebase the Tool Shed has been ported to Python 3. This concludes a 4 year effort to port the Galaxy codebase to Python 3.

Workflow Editor and Workflow Run Form in Vue.js

The Workflow Editor and Workflow Run Form have been re-written in Vue.js. While the functionality has been preserved this lays the groundwork for creating beautiful and reactive custom variants of these components in the future.

Accelerated Galaxy Startup

Galaxy now caches expanded tool documents, delays creating the tool search index until after startup and creates search indexes incrementall.y

Check out the release notes for a lot more details - there are many more enhancements such as social login, tool recommendations, visualizations, datatypes and bug fixes.

Thanks for using Galaxy!