Galaxy Release 20.05

Interactive Tools, refgenie support, Workflow components in vue.js

June 30th 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of Galaxy 20.05 - developer and admin release announcement and user release announcement. 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 UseGalaxy.eu 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 incrementally.

Thanks for using Galaxy!