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Galaxy Release 20.09

GTN in Galaxy, upload from Dropbox, workflow enhancements, better performance!

We are pleased to announce the release of Galaxy 20.09 - developer and admin release announcement and user release announcement. A few release highlights are:

GTN in Galaxy

The Galaxy Training Network tutorials can now be accessed from within Galaxy using the graduation cap icon. For updated tutorials, tools will be highlighted as blue buttons. When clicked, these buttons will hide the GTN and take you directly to the correct version of the correct tool within the Galaxy interface.

Plugin framework for uploading datasets

Galaxy administrators can now configure different sources from which users may upload files. These include global or user-specific WebDAV servers, dropbox accounts as well as FTP and regular filesystem locations. Developers can add new types of sources by adding PyFileSystem2 compatible plugins.

Upload directly from the Tool Form

Datasets can now be uploaded directly from the Tool Form.

Workflow import from GA4GH TRS servers

Galaxy can now search and import workflows from GA4GH TRS servers, such as Dockstore and WorkflowHub. We hope that sharing workflows on these platforms will facilitate re-use and collaboration.

Simplified workflow submission form

Galaxy now presents a simpler and cleaner interface for submitting workflows that focuses on the parameters to set and datasets to choose.

Accelerated batch job creation and workflow step scheduling

Galaxy now batches database interactions for the creation of batch jobs. For large batches of jobs this can speed up job creation by 100-fold or more.

Thanks for using Galaxy!