The Galaxy Committers team is pleased to announce the January 2016 (v16.01)
release of Galaxy. Galaxy administrators should also be aware of the
security announcements that I am posting simultaneously with this release
announcement. The release notes follow.


January 2016 Galaxy Release (v 16.01)


*Interactive Tours*

The interactive tours framework allows developers and deployers to build
interactive tutorials for users superimposed on the actual Galaxy web front
end. Unlike video tutorials, these will not become stale and are truly
interactive (allowing users to actually navigate and interact with Galaxy).
Galaxy 16.01 ships with two example tours and new ones can easily be added
by creating a small YAML file describing the tour. Try the Galaxy UI tour
on Main.


Galaxy’s Python dependencies have traditionally been distributed as eggs
using custom dependency management code to enable Galaxy to distribute
binary dependencies (enabling quick downloads and minimal system
requirements). With this release all of that infrastructure has been
replaced with a modern Python infrastructure based on pip and wheels. Work
done as part of this to enable binary dependencies on Linux has been
included with the recently released pip 8.

Detailed documentation on these changes and their impact under a variety of
Galaxy deployment scenarios can be found in the Galaxy Framework
Dependencies section of the Admin documentation.

*Nested Workflows*

Workflows may now run other workflows as a single abstract step in the
parent workflow. This allows for reusing or subworkflows in your analyses.


% git clone -b master
*Update to latest stable release*
% git checkout master && pull --ff-only origin master
*Update to exact version*
% git checkout v16.01


% hg pull
% hg update latest_16.01

See our wiki for additional details regarding the source code locations.

Deprecation Notices

Barring a strong outcry from deployers, 16.01 will be the last release of
Galaxy to support Python 2.6. For more information, see Galaxy Github Issue
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