New Features and Enhancements to Existing Features
New File Uploader
New Job and File Menus
We have introduced new slide-out menus for all jobs and job output files visible from the Jobs tab, and all directories and files visible from the Files tab. Clicking the item triggers the menu display.
From the Jobs tab, clicking a job (1) will bring up a slide-out menu (2) with options for viewing job status, downloading a copy of the job, reloading a job and deleting a job.
Clicking a job output file (3) will bring up a slide-out menu (4) with options for deleting the file, saving the file, creating a provenance pipeline from the file, and sending the output file to another module for downstream processing.
From the Files tab, clicking a directory (5) will bring up a slide-out menu (6) with options for delecting the directory, creating a subdirectory, uploading a file ot the directory, and sending the directory path to another module for downstream processing.
Clicking a file displayed in the File tab (7) will bring up a slide-out menu (8) with options for deleting the file, saving the file to your local computer, or sending the file to another module for downstream processing.
Support for Parameter Grouping
We have added support for the grouping of module parameters. Each grouping (1 and 2 below) may be independently expanded or collapsed, and may include descriptive text summarizing the parameter grouping's purpose. Over time we will be updating GenePattern modules to leverage this new feature.
Introduction of Website Tours
We have added support for website tours, which will provide a more effective means of introducing new users to the GenePattern GUI, and returning users to a current release's new features. Website tours may be launched from help menu selections or prominently-displayed links on the GenePattern server home page.
The 3.8.1 release fixes several reported issues in GenePattern.
Eliminated the need to clear browser cache on server upgrade.
Fixed bug that prevented the uploading of files selected from a server file path when the file input parameter also supported selection from a drop-down menu.
The new file uploader eliminated file upload failures occasionally encountered when uploading large files using the retired applet-based uploader.
Fixed bug that prevented the termination of pending jobs.