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· 5 min read

We are pleased to present the release of v1.5.0! We have some major new features to announce with this version!

JBrowse Desktop

JBrowse Desktop is our fully featured desktop application available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Everything you can do with JBrowse Web, you can do with JBrowse Desktop! In fact, because it runs as a desktop app, JBrowse Desktop can do things that the web can't like saving sessions to a file on your computer to revisit later.

JBrowse Desktop session

JBrowse Desktop features a new landing page designed to help you manage your work. Here's a few things you can do with it:

  • re-visit saved sessions using the recent session panel
  • launch new sessions easily from the quick start panel (e.g. hg19 and hg38 are built-in)
  • create a new entries in the quick start panel (e.g. quick launch your favorite organism)
  • quickly rename or delete sessions from the landing page

JBrowse Desktop landing page

With JBrowse Desktop, your genome browser and your web browser can finally live in harmony on your taskbar! ❤️

Access authenticated resources

This release also contains the ability to access authenticated resources. For JBrowse Desktop, the ability to open files from Google Drive and Dropbox share links is built in. For JBrowse Web, administrators can add some extra configuration to set these up.

Downloads

To install JBrowse 2 for the web, you can download the link above, or you can use the JBrowse CLI to automatically download the latest version. See the JBrowse web quick start for more details.

See "Packages in this release" in the changelog for links to packages published on NPM.

1.5.0 (2021-10-18)

Packages in this release

PackageDownload
@jbrowse/corehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/core
@jbrowse/plugin-alignmentshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-alignments
@jbrowse/plugin-authentication
@jbrowse/plugin-bedhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-bed
@jbrowse/plugin-breakpoint-split-view
@jbrowse/plugin-circular-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-circular-view
@jbrowse/plugin-confighttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-config
@jbrowse/plugin-data-managementhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-data-management
@jbrowse/plugin-dotplot-view
@jbrowse/plugin-gff3https://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-gff3
@jbrowse/plugin-grid-bookmarkhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-grid-bookmark
@jbrowse/plugin-hic
@jbrowse/plugin-legacy-jbrowsehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-legacy-jbrowse
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-comparative-view
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/plugin-lollipop
@jbrowse/plugin-menus
@jbrowse/plugin-rdf
@jbrowse/plugin-sequencehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-sequence
@jbrowse/plugin-spreadsheet-view
@jbrowse/plugin-sv-inspector
@jbrowse/plugin-svghttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-svg
@jbrowse/plugin-trackhub-registry
@jbrowse/plugin-trixhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-trix
@jbrowse/plugin-variantshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-variants
@jbrowse/plugin-wigglehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-wiggle
@jbrowse/clihttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/cli
@jbrowse/desktop
@jbrowse/imghttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/img
jbrowse-predefined-sessions
@jbrowse/react-circular-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-circular-genome-view
@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/web

🚀 Enhancement

  • core
    • #2413 Bundle size savings (@cmdcolin)
    • #2390 Support plain text (non-tabix'ed) GFF files with new Gff3Adapter (@teresam856)
    • #2384 Allow docking the drawer on the left side of the screen (@cmdcolin)
    • #2387 Add bulk delete of sessions on jbrowse-desktop (@cmdcolin)
    • #2279 Add ability to access authenticated resources using pluggable internet accounts framework (@peterkxie)
  • Other
    • #2388 Create "quickstart list" on jbrowse-desktop which users can add to (@cmdcolin)
    • #2385 Ensure all dependencies are properly specified in package.json files using eslint-plugin-import (@cmdcolin)
    • #2373 Add auto update functionality for jbrowse-desktop (@cmdcolin)
    • #2369 Add tooltip with track description to track selector (@garrettjstevens)
    • #2258 Update admin-server to accept value from ?config= so that multiple configs could be edited (@cmdcolin)
    • #2321 Add show descriptions toggle box to most feature tracks (@cmdcolin)

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Other
    • #2355 Allow prefix and exact matches jb1 text search (@cmdcolin)
    • #2348 Fix ability to use JB1 backcompat text search adapter (@teresam856)
    • #2322 Fix install plugin workflow and error handling on desktop, update to electron 15 (@cmdcolin)
    • #2329 Fix bugs preventing embedded circular genome view from rendering in some circumstances (@garrettjstevens)
  • core
    • #2352 Better keyboard navigations on text search autocomplete component (@cmdcolin)
    • #2332 Fix ability to use LocalFile on nodejs-based apps e.g. @jbrowse/img (@cmdcolin)

📝 Documentation

🏠 Internal

  • Other
  • core
    • #2379 Bump typescript to 4.4.3 (@cmdcolin)
    • #2363 Add some typescripting of some MST models and components (@cmdcolin)
    • #2351 Use main "module" field instead of "browser" from dependency package json files electron builds (@cmdcolin)
    • #2323 Remove session related menu items from jbrowse-desktop (@cmdcolin)

Committers: 6

· 3 min read

We're excited to announce the v1.4.4 release! Some highlights of this release include:

Text searching

Finally, we have added the ability to search by gene name!

Users will now be able to create their own text indexes with the jbrowse text-index command, which creates an index for searching by gene names, identifiers and descriptions.

searching in lgv

GIF showing the process of searching via the location search box of the Linear Genome View. Try it out yourself here, type your favorite gene name e.g. HER2, PTEN, or others in the search box https://jbrowse.org/code/jb2/v1.4.4/?config=test_data%2Fconfig_demo.json&session=share-H3vwqh1BKa&password=xYz9Z

For a quick introduction and a tutorial on how to add this feature to your JBrowse instance, check out this quick start

Like most parts of JBrowse, the text searching system is pluggable. Plugin developers can add new text index adapters to connect JBrowse to other types of text search services, indexes, or databases.

Users of the @jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view can also enable text searching functionality, see https://jbrowse.org/storybook/lgv/v1.4.0/?path=/story/text-searching--page

Note that 1.4.0-1.4.3 had issues during publish, so we moved all release notes for them to here. Thanks to @bbimber for letting us know about these issues.

Downloads

To install JBrowse 2 for the web, you can download the link above, or you can use the JBrowse CLI to automatically download the latest version. See the JBrowse web quick start for more details.

See "Packages in this release" in the changelog for links to packages published on NPM.

1.4.4 (2021-09-14)

Packages in this release

PackageDownload
@jbrowse/plugin-spreadsheet-view
@jbrowse/plugin-trixhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-trix
@jbrowse/plugin-variantshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-variants
@jbrowse/desktop
@jbrowse/react-circular-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-circular-genome-view
@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/web

🚀 Enhancement

  • Other
    • #2287 Use react-popper to reduce tooltip lag on pages with many elements (@cmdcolin)
    • #2294 Don't rely on SVTYPE=BND for breakend split view options and thicker mouseover chords on circular views (@cmdcolin)
    • #2272 Auto adjust box RefNameAutocomplete width based on refName length (@cmdcolin)
    • #2243 Import bookmarks functionality for grid bookmark widget (@cmdcolin)
  • core
    • #2247 New jbrowse-desktop start screen design (@cmdcolin)
    • #2254 Better error reporting from web worker and chrom sizes adapter errors (@cmdcolin)
    • #1881 Add new text searching functionality to core, with jbrowse text-index CLI command to generate trix index (@teresam856)

🐛 Bug Fix

  • core
    • #2320 Fix issue where add track widget doesn't infer adapters on second usage (@cmdcolin)
    • #2250 Prevent the ToggleButton for the FileSelector toggling to local file when only URL should be available (@cmdcolin)
  • Other
    • #2309 Fix mouseover selection appearing across unrelated blocks (@cmdcolin)
    • #2283 Fix ability for the variant detail panel to create breakpoint split view for \<TRA> elements (@cmdcolin)
    • #2268 Fix autocomplete height on small displays (@cmdcolin)

📝 Documentation

  • #2300 Release announcement draft v1.4.0 (@teresam856)
  • #2310 Add cancer demos to the demos page on website (@cmdcolin)
  • #2253 Add note about legacy-peer-deps to embedded component readme (@cmdcolin)
  • #2262 Add more MDX documentation pages to @jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view storybooks (@cmdcolin)

🏠 Internal

Committers: 3

· 4 min read

We're excited to announce the v1.3.5 release of JBrowse! Some highlights of this release include:

New embedding build of @jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view

This release adds a new UMD build of our @jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view React component. This build will allow users to use our React Linear Genome View in a website that doesn't otherwise use React. See a tutorial for how to get started using this build:

A preliminary beta version of this build was used in a tutorial at BOSC2020, and that tutorial was also on our website. If you've used that version, the interface has changed somewhat, so come check out the new tutorial for the official released version!

Bookmark widget

A new widget has been added that is accessible from the Linear Genome View view menu or when you click and drag over a region in the header (a.k.a rubber band selection). This view keeps a list of bookmarked regions, which you can add custom labels to, and also which you can use to navigate back to that region. The bookmarks can also be exported.

Bookmark widget in use

Note to plugin developers

If your plugin adds menu items or context menu items to a track, or customizes renderProps, there may be some changes that affect how those menu items work, particularly in #2226 and #2229. Also see an updated example of context menu items here.

Downloads

To install JBrowse 2 for the web, you can download the link above, or you can use the JBrowse CLI to automatically download the latest version. See the JBrowse web quick start for more details.

See "Packages in this release" in the changelog for links to packages published on NPM.

1.3.5 (2021-08-23)

Packages in this release

PackageDownload
@jbrowse/corehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/core
@jbrowse/plugin-alignmentshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-alignments
@jbrowse/plugin-bedhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-bed
@jbrowse/plugin-breakpoint-split-view
@jbrowse/plugin-circular-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-circular-view
@jbrowse/plugin-data-managementhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-data-management
@jbrowse/plugin-dotplot-view
@jbrowse/plugin-grid-bookmarkhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-grid-bookmark
@jbrowse/plugin-hic
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-comparative-view
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/plugin-lollipop
@jbrowse/plugin-sequencehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-sequence
@jbrowse/plugin-spreadsheet-view
@jbrowse/plugin-variantshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-variants
@jbrowse/plugin-wigglehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-wiggle
@jbrowse/clihttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/cli
@jbrowse/desktop
@jbrowse/react-circular-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-circular-genome-view
@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/web

🚀 Enhancement

🐛 Bug Fix

📝 Documentation

🏠 Internal

  • core
    • #2057 Use idMaker for dataAdapterCache key for faster FromConfigAdapter performance (@cmdcolin)
    • #2231 Export offscreenCanvasUtils (@cmdcolin)
    • #2226 Use superRenderProps and superTrackMenuItems for better simulated inheritance model (@cmdcolin)
    • #1874 Add aborting to CoreGetFeatures rpcManager call (@cmdcolin)
  • Other

Committers: 4

· 3 min read

This is a small bugfix release that includes notable fixes for the methylation/modifications drawing (the negative strand reads displayed the data incorrectly) and the reference name selector

Please check the release notes for more details!

Downloads

To install JBrowse 2 for the web, you can download the link above, or you can use the JBrowse CLI to automatically download the latest version. See the JBrowse web quick start for more details.

See "Packages in this release" in the changelog for links to packages published on NPM.

1.3.3 (2021-08-02)

Packages in this release

PackageDownload
@jbrowse/corehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/core
@jbrowse/plugin-alignmentshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-alignments
@jbrowse/plugin-breakpoint-split-view
@jbrowse/plugin-circular-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-circular-view
@jbrowse/plugin-confighttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-config
@jbrowse/plugin-data-managementhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-data-management
@jbrowse/plugin-dotplot-view
@jbrowse/plugin-filtering
@jbrowse/plugin-gff3https://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-gff3
@jbrowse/plugin-hic
@jbrowse/plugin-legacy-jbrowsehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-legacy-jbrowse
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-comparative-view
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/plugin-lollipop
@jbrowse/plugin-menus
@jbrowse/plugin-sequencehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-sequence
@jbrowse/plugin-spreadsheet-view
@jbrowse/plugin-sv-inspector
@jbrowse/plugin-svghttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-svg
@jbrowse/plugin-trackhub-registry
@jbrowse/plugin-variantshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-variants
@jbrowse/plugin-wigglehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-wiggle
@jbrowse/clihttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/cli
@jbrowse/desktop
@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/web

🚀 Enhancement

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Other
    • #2159 Stop local storage quota-exceeded errors preventing the app from starting (@cmdcolin)
    • #2161 Remove outline from clicking on SVG chord tracks (@cmdcolin)
    • #2157 Fix rendering of negative strand alignment modifications/methylation (@cmdcolin)
    • #2131 Fix mouseovers/click handlers after "force load" button pressed (@cmdcolin)
    • #2128 Fix using the "Color by modifications" setting on files that need ref renaming (@cmdcolin)
    • #2115 Fix bug where sometimes plugin could not be removed from UI (@garrettjstevens)
    • #2119 Fix loading indicator on the reference sequence selector getting stuck (@cmdcolin)
  • core
    • #2101 Fix behavior of the end-of-list indicator in refNameAutocomplete to always display as a disabled item (@teresam856)

🏠 Internal

Committers: 3

· 2 min read

This is a hotfix release that fixes a bug that prevented the @jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view component from being used in v1.3.1

It also contains a couple other small improvements

Downloads

To install JBrowse 2 for the web, you can download the link above, or you can use the JBrowse CLI to automatically download the latest version. See the JBrowse web quick start for more details.

See "Packages in this release" in the changelog for links to packages published on NPM.

1.3.2 (2021-07-07)

Packages in this release

PackageDownload
@jbrowse/corehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/core
@jbrowse/plugin-circular-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-circular-view
@jbrowse/plugin-spreadsheet-view
@jbrowse/plugin-sv-inspector
@jbrowse/plugin-svghttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-svg
@jbrowse/plugin-variantshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-variants
@jbrowse/desktop
@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/web

🚀 Enhancement

🐛 Bug Fix

  • #2109 Make sure to wait for assembly to load before downloading canonical refnames in SV inspector (@cmdcolin)
  • #2111 Fix "Can't resolve '@jbrowse/plugin-legacy-jbrowse'" in @jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view (@garrettjstevens)

Committers: 2

· 3 min read

Hello everyone! This release offers a couple important bug fixes.

For users of @jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view, we have fixes that improve speed, CSS style consistency, and theming. We also have another speed improvement for users with many scaffolds or contigs. Please see the release notes below for more details!

Downloads

To install JBrowse 2 for the web, you can download the link above, or you can use the JBrowse CLI to automatically download the latest version. See the JBrowse web quick start for more details.

See "Packages in this release" in the changelog for links to packages published on NPM.

1.3.1 (2021-07-06)

Packages in this release

PackageDownload
@jbrowse/corehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/core
@jbrowse/plugin-alignmentshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-alignments
@jbrowse/plugin-bedhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-bed
@jbrowse/plugin-breakpoint-split-view
@jbrowse/plugin-circular-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-circular-view
@jbrowse/plugin-confighttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-config
@jbrowse/plugin-data-managementhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-data-management
@jbrowse/plugin-dotplot-view
@jbrowse/plugin-filtering
@jbrowse/plugin-hic
@jbrowse/plugin-legacy-jbrowsehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-legacy-jbrowse
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-comparative-view
@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/plugin-menus
@jbrowse/plugin-rdf
@jbrowse/plugin-sequencehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-sequence
@jbrowse/plugin-spreadsheet-view
@jbrowse/plugin-sv-inspector
@jbrowse/plugin-svghttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-svg
@jbrowse/plugin-variantshttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-variants
@jbrowse/plugin-wigglehttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/plugin-wiggle
@jbrowse/clihttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/cli
@jbrowse/desktop
@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-viewhttps://www.npmjs.com/package/@jbrowse/react-linear-genome-view
@jbrowse/web

🚀 Enhancement

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Other
    • #2097 Improve speed for laying out features for embedded/mainthreadrpc scenarios (@cmdcolin)
    • #2096 Fix issue with page reload after editing session title (@cmdcolin)
    • #2074 Fix support for opening local files in spreadsheet/SV inspector (@cmdcolin)
    • #2061 Fix issue with using --force error when no track was previously loaded (@cmdcolin)
    • #2024 Flip drawing of negative strand PAF features in linear synteny and dotplot views (@cmdcolin)
    • #2023 Fix infinite loop in adding some plugins on desktop (@cmdcolin)
    • #2019 Fix session import to use blob map for opening local files (@cmdcolin)
  • core
    • #2071 Add indicator to the end of ref name dropdown to suggest user to type the searchbox for more (@teresam856)
    • #2056 Fix infinite recursion in FromConfigAdaptor by avoiding mutating the passed in data when using SimpleFeature (@cmdcolin)
    • #2018 Fix 3'UTR in sequence detail panels when no UTRs are in gff (@cmdcolin)

🏠 Internal

Committers: 5