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Galaxy Release 22.01

Colour Selector, Robust File Uploads, Beta History Improvements, FastAPI, Galaxy Vault & much more!

Dear Community,

The Galaxy Committers team is pleased to announce the release of Galaxy 22.01.

A few release highlights are:

New Colour Selector

Do you use tools which require colour inputs, like Circos? Previously, we had a very restricted colour input which gave you a very limited palette. Now, you have complete freedom of choice with the modern colour selector.

Improved File Export

If you've been exporting files from Galaxy lately, you've probably seen the amazing new remote file source export, which allows you to export files to FTP, Dropbox, and other locations.

Improved File Uploads

Previously, Galaxy servers used a variety of methods to let you upload large files easily, including some servers which required FTP for large files. We have replaced this with a new upload method, which will be enabled on all usegalaxy servers soon. This will make file uploads significantly smoother, and will be more tolerant of network failures and interruptions! You do not need to make any changes.

Beta History: Collection Improvements

If you've been trying out the beta history (which will be the default history in the next release!), it has been updated to indicate whether collections are homogeneous or heterogeneous. This will help you see more easily if you've accidentally included an incorrect dataset.

Galaxy starts as a FastAPI application by default

Starting Galaxy via run.sh will use the new gravity process manager. The new configuration uses Gunicorn and FastAPI to drive Galaxy's web process, and starts job handler and Celery processes automatically. For more details and instructions, please consult the Migrating to Gunicorn documentation.

User Preferences can be encrypted in Galaxy Vault

Galaxy can now be configured to store secrets in an external vault, which is useful for secure handling and centralization of secrets management. In particular, information fields in the "Manage information" section of the user profile, such as dropbox keys, can be configured to be encrypted at rest in a vault (Hashicorp, Custos or database) instead of being stored as plain text in the user preferences table. For detailed information on configuration, refer to the vault section of the admin documentation.

Release Notes

Please see the full release notes for a lot more details and instructions for upgrading your Galaxy installation.

Thanks for using Galaxy!