23.2 Galaxy Release (January 2024)

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Highlights

Workflow comments are a brand new feature of the Galaxy Workflow Editor. They add a suite of tools - such as text, markdown, freehand commenting and more - to help visually explain and structure Workflows. Workflow publishing and workflow sharing UI have received significant updates. A lot of work has been done on improving the page and workflow report editor options; a variety of new directives have been added to Galaxy Markdown.

InvenioRDM has been integrated into Galaxy. Users can now import files directly from InvenioRDM repositories into Galaxy, and publish records containing artifacts (Histories, datasets, etc.) from Galaxy to InvenioRDM.

Miscellaneous improvements. There have been numerous updates to the UI, including Galaxy Help forum integration, improved navigation and styling, helpful warnings, improvements to search, etc. Check out the 23.2 user release notes for all the details.

Are you an admin? See the Administration Notes below, and check out some admin relevant PRs.

Get Galaxy

The code lives at GitHub and you should have Git to obtain it.

To get a new Galaxy repository run:
$ git clone -b release_23.2 https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy.git
To update an existing Galaxy repository run:
$ git fetch origin && git checkout release_23.2 && git pull --ff-only origin release_23.2

See the community hub for additional details on source code locations.

Administration Notes

  • A lot of work has been done on path-based interactive tools, including major additions to documentation and configuration. (#16795)

  • It is now possible to configure per-user limits for celery task execution (#16232)

  • An admin panel for managing notifications and broadcasts has been added. Admins will be able to schedule/update/delete a broadcast and send message notifications to selected users, roles or groups. (#16278)

  • Configuration options are now available for carbon emissions reporting. (#16307)

  • The pgcleanup script has been modified to allow periodically deleting old datasets; operations can now be restricted to specific object store ids. (#16340)

  • Tool memory usage has been improved. (#16536)

  • Documentation added for tool panel and panel view administration. (#17078)

  • Support added for cgroups-v2 (#17169)

  • Support added for configuring job metrics inline; documentation improved (#17178)

Configuration Changes

Added

The following configuration options are new

config/user_preferences_extra_conf.yml.sample

  • preferences.invenio

  • preferences.onedata

config/galaxy.yml.sample:galaxy

  • mapping.tool_shed.mapping.config_hg_for_dev

  • mapping.tool_shed.mapping.ga4gh_service_environment

  • mapping.tool_shed.mapping.ga4gh_service_id

  • mapping.tool_shed.mapping.organization_name

  • mapping.tool_shed.mapping.organization_url

Changed

The following configuration options have been changed

config/file_sources_conf.yml.sample

  • has changed from

{'type': 'dropbox', 'id': 'dropbox1', 'label': 'Dropbox files (configure access in user preferences)', 'doc': 'Your Dropbox files - configure an access token via the user preferences', 'accessToken': "${user.preferences['dropbox|access_token']}"}
{'type': 'webdav', 'id': 'owncloud1', 'label': 'OwnCloud', 'doc': 'External OwnCloud files (configure access in user preferences)', 'url': "${user.preferences['owncloud|url']}", 'root': "${user.preferences['owncloud|root']}", 'login': "${user.preferences['owncloud|username']}", 'password': "${user.preferences['owncloud|password']}"}
{'type': 'posix', 'root': '/data/5/galaxy_import/galaxy_user_data/covid-19/data/sequences/', 'id': 'covid19-raw-sequences', 'label': 'COVID-19 FASTQ', 'doc': 'COVID-19 RAW sequences in FASTQ format'}
{'type': 'posix', 'root': '/data/db/databases/pdb/pdb/', 'id': 'pdb-gzip', 'doc': 'Protein Data Bank (PDB)', 'label': 'PDB'}
{'type': 'ftp', 'id': 'ebi-ftp', 'label': 'EBI FTP server', 'doc': 'European Bioinformatic Institute FTP server', 'host': 'ftp.ebi.ac.uk', 'user': 'anonymous', 'passwd': '', 'timeout': 10, 'port': 21}
{'type': 'ftp', 'id': 'ncbi-ftp', 'label': 'NCBI FTP server', 'doc': 'NCBI FTP server', 'host': 'ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov', 'user': 'anonymous', 'passwd': '', 'timeout': 10, 'port': 21}
{'type': 'ftp', 'id': 'ensembl-ftp', 'label': 'ENSEMBL FTP server', 'doc': 'ENSEMBL FTP server', 'host': 'ftp.ensemblgenomes.org/vol1/pub/', 'user': 'anonymous', 'passwd': '', 'timeout': 10, 'port': 21}
{'type': 'ssh', 'id': 'writeable-ssh-dir', 'requires_roles': 'writeable-galaxy-role', 'writable': True, 'label': 'Push your files to me', 'doc': 'This is an example of a writeable SSH dir', 'host': 'coolhost', 'user': 'user', 'passwd': 'passwd', 'timeout': 10, 'path': '/home/cooluser/', 'config_path': '', 'port': 2222}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'My MinIO storage', 'endpoint_url': 'https://minio.usegalaxy.eu', 'id': 'galaxy-minio-storage', 'doc': 'Galaxy MinIO S3 storage', 'anon': False, 'secret': 'UHAJ6asd6asdhasd', 'key': 'MCJU76agdt98GGFAROIP7'}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Genome Ark', 'id': 'genomeark', 'doc': 'Access to Genome Ark open data on AWS.', 'bucket': 'genomeark', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': '1000 Genomes', 'id': '1000genomes', 'doc': 'Access to the 1000 Genomes Project with human genetic variation, including SNPs, structural variants, and their haplotype context.', 'bucket': '1000genomes', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'The Cancer Genome Atlas', 'id': 'tcga-2-open', 'doc': 'Access to the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)', 'bucket': 'tcga-2-open', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'COVID-19 Data Lake', 'id': 'covid19-lake', 'doc': 'A centralized repository of up-to-date and curated datasets on or related to the spread and characteristics of the novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) and its associated illness, COVID-19', 'bucket': 'covid19-lake', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)', 'id': 'encode-public', 'doc': 'The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Consortium is an international collaboration of research groups funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)', 'bucket': 'encode-public', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Sentinel-3', 'id': 'meeo-s3-nrt', 'doc': 'European Commission’s Copernicus Earth Observation Programme. Sentinel-3 is a polar orbiting satellite that completes 14 orbits of the Earth a day.', 'bucket': 'meeo-s3/NRT/', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Sentinel-5P Level 2', 'id': 'meeo-s5p-nrti', 'doc': 'Observations from the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite of the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme. It contains a polar orbiting satellite that completes 14 orbits of the Earth a day.', 'bucket': 'meeo-s5p/RPRO/', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 6', 'id': 'esgf-world', 'doc': 'The sixth phase of global coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation model ensemble', 'bucket': 'esgf-world', 'anon': True}    {'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'CMIP6 GCMs downscaled using WRF', 'id': 'wrf-cmip6-noversioning', 'doc': 'High-resolution historical and future climate simulations from 1980-2100', 'bucket': 'wrf-cmip6-noversioning', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS)', 'id': 'noaa-gfs-bdp-pds', 'doc': 'The Global Forecast System (GFS) is a weather forecast model produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).', 'bucket': 'noaa-gfs-bdp-pds', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'NOAA Unified Forecast System Subseasonal to Seasonal Prototype 5', 'id': 'noaa-ufs-prototype5-pds', 'doc': 'The Unified Forecast System Subseasonal to Seasonal prototype 5 (UFS S2Sp5) dataset is reforecast data from the UFS atmosphere-ocean.', 'bucket': 'noaa-ufs-prototype5-pds', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Copernicus Digital Elevation Model (DEM)', 'id': 'copernicus-dem-30m', 'doc': 'The Copernicus DEM is a Digital Surface Model (DSM) which represents the surface of the Earth including buildings, infrastructure and vegetation.', 'bucket': 'copernicus-dem-30m', 'anon': True}
{'type': 'http', 'label': 'Custom http filesource', 'id': 'httpcustom', 'url_regex': '^https?://myprotectedsite.org/', 'http_headers': {'Authorization': '#import base64\nBasic ${base64.b64encode(str.encode(user.preferences[\'myprotectedsite|username\'] + ":" + user.preferences[\'myprotectedsite|password\'])).decode()}'}, 'doc': 'Only define this if you want custom control over http downloads. You should also define a stock http source (below) or only downloads from this site will be allowed.'}
{'type': 'http', 'label': 'Stock http filesource', 'id': 'httpstock', 'doc': 'Make sure to define this generic http file source if you have defined any other http file sources, or stock http download capability will be disabled.'}
{'type': 'drs', 'label': 'Custom DRS filesource', 'id': 'drscustom', 'url_regex': '^drs://mydrssite.org/', 'http_headers': {'Authorization': '#import base64\nBasic ${base64.b64encode(str.encode(user.preferences[\'mydrssite|username\'] + ":" + user.preferences[\'mydrssite|password\'])).decode()}'}, 'doc': 'Define this if you want custom control over drs downloads. You should also define a stock drs source (below) or only downloads from this drs server will be allowed.'}
{'type': 'drs', 'label': 'Stock DRS filesource', 'id': 'drsstock', 'doc': 'Make sure to define this generic drs file source if you have defined any other drs file sources, or stock drs download capability will be disabled.'}

to

{'type': 'dropbox', 'id': 'dropbox1', 'label': 'Dropbox files (configure access in user preferences)', 'doc': 'Your Dropbox files - configure an access token via the user preferences', 'access_token': "${user.preferences['dropbox|access_token']}"}
{'type': 'webdav', 'id': 'owncloud1', 'label': 'OwnCloud', 'doc': 'External OwnCloud files (configure access in user preferences)', 'url': "${user.preferences['owncloud|url']}", 'root': "${user.preferences['owncloud|root']}", 'login': "${user.preferences['owncloud|username']}", 'password': "${user.preferences['owncloud|password']}"}
{'type': 'posix', 'root': '/data/5/galaxy_import/galaxy_user_data/covid-19/data/sequences/', 'id': 'covid19-raw-sequences', 'label': 'COVID-19 FASTQ', 'doc': 'COVID-19 RAW sequences in FASTQ format'}
{'type': 'posix', 'root': '/data/db/databases/pdb/pdb/', 'id': 'pdb-gzip', 'doc': 'Protein Data Bank (PDB)', 'label': 'PDB'}
{'type': 'ftp', 'id': 'ebi-ftp', 'label': 'EBI FTP server', 'doc': 'European Bioinformatic Institute FTP server', 'host': 'ftp.ebi.ac.uk', 'user': 'anonymous', 'passwd': '', 'timeout': 10, 'port': 21}
{'type': 'ftp', 'id': 'ncbi-ftp', 'label': 'NCBI FTP server', 'doc': 'NCBI FTP server', 'host': 'ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov', 'user': 'anonymous', 'passwd': '', 'timeout': 10, 'port': 21}
{'type': 'ftp', 'id': 'ensembl-ftp', 'label': 'ENSEMBL FTP server', 'doc': 'ENSEMBL FTP server', 'host': 'ftp.ensemblgenomes.org/vol1/pub/', 'user': 'anonymous', 'passwd': '', 'timeout': 10, 'port': 21}
{'type': 'ssh', 'id': 'writeable-ssh-dir', 'requires_roles': 'writeable-galaxy-role', 'writable': True, 'label': 'Push your files to me', 'doc': 'This is an example of a writeable SSH dir', 'host': 'coolhost', 'user': 'user', 'passwd': 'passwd', 'timeout': 10, 'path': '/home/cooluser/', 'config_path': '', 'port': 2222}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'My MinIO storage', 'endpoint_url': 'https://minio.usegalaxy.eu', 'id': 'galaxy-minio-storage', 'doc': 'Galaxy MinIO S3 storage', 'anon': False, 'secret': 'UHAJ6asd6asdhasd', 'key': 'MCJU76agdt98GGFAROIP7'}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Genome Ark', 'id': 'genomeark', 'doc': 'Access to Genome Ark open data on AWS.', 'bucket': 'genomeark', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': '1000 Genomes', 'id': '1000genomes', 'doc': 'Access to the 1000 Genomes Project with human genetic variation, including SNPs, structural variants, and their haplotype context.', 'bucket': '1000genomes', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'The Cancer Genome Atlas', 'id': 'tcga-2-open', 'doc': 'Access to the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)', 'bucket': 'tcga-2-open', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'COVID-19 Data Lake', 'id': 'covid19-lake', 'doc': 'A centralized repository of up-to-date and curated datasets on or related to the spread and characteristics of the novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) and its associated illness, COVID-19', 'bucket': 'covid19-lake', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE)', 'id': 'encode-public', 'doc': 'The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Consortium is an international collaboration of research groups funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)', 'bucket': 'encode-public', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Sentinel-3', 'id': 'meeo-s3-nrt', 'doc': 'European Commission’s Copernicus Earth Observation Programme. Sentinel-3 is a polar orbiting satellite that completes 14 orbits of the Earth a day.', 'bucket': 'meeo-s3/NRT/', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Sentinel-5P Level 2', 'id': 'meeo-s5p-nrti', 'doc': 'Observations from the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite of the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme. It contains a polar orbiting satellite that completes 14 orbits of the Earth a day.', 'bucket': 'meeo-s5p/RPRO/', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 6', 'id': 'esgf-world', 'doc': 'The sixth phase of global coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation model ensemble', 'bucket': 'esgf-world', 'anon': True}    {'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'CMIP6 GCMs downscaled using WRF', 'id': 'wrf-cmip6-noversioning', 'doc': 'High-resolution historical and future climate simulations from 1980-2100', 'bucket': 'wrf-cmip6-noversioning', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS)', 'id': 'noaa-gfs-bdp-pds', 'doc': 'The Global Forecast System (GFS) is a weather forecast model produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).', 'bucket': 'noaa-gfs-bdp-pds', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'NOAA Unified Forecast System Subseasonal to Seasonal Prototype 5', 'id': 'noaa-ufs-prototype5-pds', 'doc': 'The Unified Forecast System Subseasonal to Seasonal prototype 5 (UFS S2Sp5) dataset is reforecast data from the UFS atmosphere-ocean.', 'bucket': 'noaa-ufs-prototype5-pds', 'anon': True}
{'type': 's3fs', 'label': 'Copernicus Digital Elevation Model (DEM)', 'id': 'copernicus-dem-30m', 'doc': 'The Copernicus DEM is a Digital Surface Model (DSM) which represents the surface of the Earth including buildings, infrastructure and vegetation.', 'bucket': 'copernicus-dem-30m', 'anon': True}
{'type': 'http', 'label': 'Custom http filesource', 'id': 'httpcustom', 'url_regex': '^https?://myprotectedsite.org/', 'http_headers': {'Authorization': '#import base64\nBasic ${base64.b64encode(str.encode(user.preferences[\'myprotectedsite|username\'] + ":" + user.preferences[\'myprotectedsite|password\'])).decode()}'}, 'doc': 'Only define this if you want custom control over http downloads. You should also define a stock http source (below) or only downloads from this site will be allowed.'}
{'type': 'http', 'label': 'Stock http filesource', 'id': 'httpstock', 'doc': 'Make sure to define this generic http file source if you have defined any other http file sources, or stock http download capability will be disabled.'}
{'type': 'drs', 'label': 'Custom DRS filesource', 'id': 'drscustom', 'url_regex': '^drs://mydrssite.org/', 'http_headers': {'Authorization': '#import base64\nBasic ${base64.b64encode(str.encode(user.preferences[\'mydrssite|username\'] + ":" + user.preferences[\'mydrssite|password\'])).decode()}'}, 'doc': 'Define this if you want custom control over drs downloads. You should also define a stock drs source (below) or only downloads from this drs server will be allowed.'}
{'type': 'drs', 'label': 'Stock DRS filesource', 'id': 'drsstock', 'doc': 'Make sure to define this generic drs file source if you have defined any other drs file sources, or stock drs download capability will be disabled.'}
{'type': 'inveniordm', 'id': 'invenio', 'doc': 'Invenio RDM turn-key research data management repository', 'label': 'Invenio RDM Demo Repository', 'url': 'https://inveniordm.web.cern.ch/'}
{'type': 'onedata', 'id': 'onedata1', 'label': 'Onedata', 'doc': 'Your Onedata files - configure an access token via user preferences', 'accessToken': "${user.preferences['onedata|access_token']}", 'onezoneDomain': "${user.preferences['onedata|onezone_domain']}"}

config/galaxy.yml.sample:galaxy

  • mapping.galaxy.mapping.instance_resource_url.desc has changed from

    URL of the support resource for the galaxy instance.  Used in activation
    emails.
    
    Example value 'https://galaxyproject.org/'
    

    to

    URL of the support resource for the galaxy instance.  Used outside of web contexts
    such as in activation emails and in Galaxy markdown report generation.
    
    Example value 'https://galaxyproject.org/'
    
  • mapping.galaxy.mapping.job_metrics_config_file.desc has changed from

    XML config file that contains the job metric collection configuration.
    

    to

    YAML or XML config file that contains the job metric collection configuration.
    

Removed

The following configuration options have been completely removed

config/galaxy.yml.sample:galaxy

  • mapping.galaxy.mapping.ga4gh_service_organization_name

  • mapping.galaxy.mapping.ga4gh_service_organization_url

  • mapping.galaxy.mapping.interactivetools_shorten_url

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