We've updated our Galaxy server to version 19.01.
We had expected this to be a short downtime since upgrades have been increasingly smooth since 18.09. Unfortunately for reasons we are still investigating the upgraded version did not funtion with our server setup. We have updated our system to respond to this, and after some downtime Galaxy is again online. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
The latest Galaxy release includes lots of awesome new features:
Revised UI Style
The Galaxy styling has been substantially reworked resulting in the largest visual refresh to Galaxy in years. It should provide a much cleaner and more consistent interface.
More Colourful Tags
Whenever you use dataset name tags (
#tag), they will randomly be assigned a color. The colors are consistent; anywhere that tag with the same text appears in your history, it will have the same color. This should increase visual distinction between similarly shaped words, making it easier to track data flow in complex analyses.
Extensive Workflow Enhancements
The workflow editor now features new tool-like inputs which provide non-file data (such as numbers, text, true/false, colors) which can be connected to tool inputs. You are no longer restricted to only using files as inputs to tools!
The workflow editor allows you to specify that specific inputs should be exposed, and can thus be connected to the new workflow inputs.
New Help Site
There's a new discussion forum to replace Biostars. It is accessible under the 'Help' menu on some Galaxies, or at https://help.galaxyproject.org