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April 2016 Galaxy Release (v 16.04)


The [Galaxy Committers team](https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy/blob/dev/doc/source/project/organization.rst) is pleased to announce the **[April 2016 (v16.04) release of Galaxy](https://docs.galaxyproject.org/en/master/releases/16.04_announce.html)**.
*Please note that Python 2.6 is no longer supported as of this release. See the [16.04 release announcement](https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/News/2016-04_GalaxyRelease) for details.*

Tool Profile Versions

Tools may now declare which version of Galaxy they require. Tools requiring 16.04 or newer will have new default behaviors (such as using exit code for error detection) that should simplify tool development. See PR #1688.

Embedded Pulsar Job Runner

Galaxy can now start a Pulsar application embedded within the Galaxy process itself. This allows using Pulsar’s job staging and isolation without requiring a RESTful web service or a message queue. This is enabling usegalaxy.org to run jobs to on the new JetStream cloud. See PR #2057.

New Chemical Datatypes

Galaxy now detects and supports many molecular datatypes. See PR 1941. Thanks to Björn Grüning (@bgruening).


% git clone -b master https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy.git

Update to latest stable release
% git checkout master && git pull --ff-only origin master

Update to exact version
% git checkout v16.04

% hg pull
% hg update latest_16.04
See the Get Galaxy page for additional details regarding the source code locations.

***Thanks for using Galaxy!***