The Open Genome Informatics team serves as an “umbrella" organization to support the efforts of many open-access open-source bioinformatics projects for <https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/> Google Summer of Code (GSoC<https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/>). Among this list of projects are Reactome and GMOD and its software projects -- JBrowse; Galaxy; WormBase; and others.
Call for 2021 Project Ideas and Mentors: We are seeking project ideas to post and attract talented students to this year’s Summer of Code competition. If you have a project idea for which you would like to mentor a student, please contact Robin Haw, Marc Gillespie, and Scott Cain (emails above).
You can also submit your ideas here<http://gmod.org/wiki/GSOC_Project_Ideas_2021>.
For more information please refer to the Open Genome Informatics page on the GMOD.org website<http://gmod.org/wiki/GSoC><http://gmod.org/wiki/GSoC#Google_Summer_of_Code_2020>.
The mentoring organization application deadline with GSoC is February 19th at 2 pm EST. So, if you are interested in taking part with the team please let us know as soon as possible.
Please forward this to others who might be interested in taking part.
If you have any questions please let us know.
Robin, Marc, and Scott.
The Galaxy Committers team is pleased to announce the release of Galaxy
- Developer and admin release announcement
- User release announcement
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
<https://github.com/galaxyproject/gravity>. The new configuration uses
Gunicorn <https://gunicorn.org/> and FastAPI <https://fastapi.tiangolo.com/> to
drive Galaxy's web process, and starts job handler and Celery
<https://docs.celeryproject.org/> 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
the admin documentation.
Please see the full release notes
a lot more details and instructions for upgrading your Galaxy installation.
Thanks for using Galaxy!