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What's New in 20.3


We're delighted to announce the release of LabKey Server version 20.3.

Highlights of Version 20.3

Documentation Highlights

  • FDA MyStudies Documentation Portal - A new portal centralizes documentation for the FDA MyStudies platform.
  • Installation Documentation - The installation documentation has been improved, including separate checklists for Linux and Windows installations, Linux command examples, clarified requirements for Tomcat configuration, and more.

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Release Notes 20.3


Sample Manager

  • LabKey Sample Manager is now available with every Premium Edition, offering easy tracking of laboratory workflows, sample lineage, and experimental data.

Assays

User Experience

  • List Designer - Create and edit Lists with an improved user interface, including: drag-and-drop reordering of fields, improved primary key selection, and responsive implementation using ReactJS.
  • Specimens and File Properties - The user interface for editing file properties and specimen fields has been similarly improved.

Provenance Module

  • Run Builder - Capture laboratory processees by linking samples and/files to a "run". For example, to define and characterize processes which have samples as inputs and result files as outputs.

Security Administration

  • Improved Authentication Administration - User authentication administration has been updated with a modern, easy-to-use interface that supports multiple configurations per authentication protocol and drag-and-drop reordering.
  • LDAP Configuration Changes - LDAP authentication is a premium feature beginning in version 20.3 (March 2020). In addition, LDAP Search configuration has been moved to the administration interface.

Reporting

  • Expanded Rlabkey Authentication - Rlabkey version 2.3.4 supports username/password authentication directly in an R script via the labkey.setDefaults() helper function.

Biologics

File Watchers

  • Prevent Domain Changes - When filewatchers are configured to update lists and datasets, set the parameter "allowDomainUpdates" to false to retain the column set of the existing list.

Panorama

  • Sample File Scoped Chromatograms - Display and provide API access to chromatogram-style data contained within Skyline documents.
  • Skyline Document Version Updates - Updates to Panorama to ensure full compatibility with changes to Skyline's file format.

Administration

Operations

  • Important Security Update - LabKey Server 20.3 includes an important security update, which has been back-ported to version 19.3.7. We strongly recommend that you upgrade your servers to at least 19.3.7 to pick up this security update.
  • Month-based Version Names - A new month-based naming pattern has been adopted for LabKey Server. This March 2020 release is named 20.3; the next production release in July 2020 will be 20.7.
  • SchemaVersion Property - Modules have a new property 'SchemaVersion' used to control the running of SQL schema upgrade scripts.
  • Changes to Names of Premium Editions - The names of the Premium Editions of LabKey Server have changed. The Professional edition is now called "Starter" and the Professional Plus edition is now called "Professional".
  • AdoptOpenJDK 13 - Starting with LabKey Server 20.3.0, AdoptOpenJDK 13 is supported for new installations and upgrades.

Upgrade

  • Upgrade all LabKey Dependencies - We strongly recommend that, as part of your LabKey Server upgrade, you also upgrade all major LabKey dependencies to their latest point releases, these include: Java, Tomcat, and your database server.

Upcoming Releases

  • Mass Spec Metadata Assay Type to be Removed - The Mass Spec Metadata assay type is scheduled to be removed from distributions beginning with release 20.7 (July 2020).
  • Java, Tomcat, and PostgreSQL Versions - Beginning with release 20.4 (April 2020), LabKey will no longer support JDK 12.x, Tomcat 7.0.x, and PostgreSQL 9.4.x. These components will need to be upgraded to versions supported by their vendors.

Documentation

  • FDA MyStudies Documentation Portal - A new portal centralizes documentation for the FDA MyStudies platform.
  • Installation Documentation - The installation documentation has been improved, including separate checklists for Linux and Windows installations, Linux command examples, clarified requirements for Tomcat configuration, and more.

New Premium Resources

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Maintenance Releases

  • Version 20.3.1
    • AdoptOpenJDK 14 - Starting with LabKey Server version 20.3.1, AdoptOpenJDK 14 is supported for production installations (and for developers who are compiling from source).

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Upcoming Features


Upcoming Features

Releases we are currently working on:

Recent Documentation Updates




Release Notes 20.7 (July 2020)


This topic is under construction for the July 2020 release of LabKey Server.
  • Consolidation of UI pages for creating sample sets
  • Merging during import to Data Classes; data classes are now indexed for searching
  • Sample parents can be deleted
  • Query Metadata editor uses the new field editor UI
  • Specimen file watcher
  • Removal of "Mass Spec Metadata" built in assay type
  • A SAML identity provider can be the default authenticator (docs).
  • JDBC Driver Change - Beginning with version 20.7, JDBC driver jars are now versioned and distributed in modules like other jar files. As you upgrade to version 20.7, delete the JDBC jar files from your <CATALINA_HOME>/lib directory to avoid conflicts.
  • Cross-folder query dependency tracing (
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