Version History
Release notes for recent updates


This page displays the release notes for the most recent updates to FireCloud. Earlier updates can be found here in the forum.


Release Notes: September 2018


September 25, 2018

  • Removed an infinite spinner triggered by attempting to preview a DOS object, if that DOS object resolved to a text file or log file.
  • Fixed an error caused by attempting to populate a method configuration with a json file larger than 4kb.
  • Attempting to download a file larger than 2GB with your browser through the FireCloud UI would fail. These downloads now work, though we recommend using gsutil for large file download instead of your browser.
  • Cluster creation errors no longer cause clusters to appear to get stuck in Creating status in the UI
  • The cluster creation dialog now includes static text informing users of the expected time to create a cluster
  • Users should no longer see 404 errors when opening a notebook from FireCloud
  • FireCloud now displays appropriate error messages when a user does not have permission to modify notebooks
  • Enable auto pause of clusters after 30 minutes of idle time
  • Leonardo now better handles situations when clusters or projects are deleted in Google
  • Leonardo is now more resilient to timeouts from GCR when pulling the notebook image

September 18, 2018

  • We now provide a library encapsulating a number of functions researchers might use in R from a notebook. The repo & documentation can be found here.
  • Upgraded IGV.js from v1.0.6 to v2.0.0-rc5 in the Analysis tab of a workspace. For more information on IGV.js and IGV in general, read here and here.

Sept 12, 2018

  • New UI for Notebooks in FireCloud! Read more about it here.
  • You can now install extensions to Notebooks by URL, rather than just GCS path, thus enabling hosted scripts to be used as extensions
  • Previously, Notebooks greater than 8MB would fail to render and save. This limit has been raised to 64MB.
  • Workspace readers no longer see the "Abort" button for running submissions. This button was previously visible to users with read-only workspace access, even though it did not allow those users to successfully abort a submission.
  • Improved error messaging when encountering an unauthorized call. Users who hit this error message will now be informed and given steps on what they should do to fix it.
  • When you import a method from Dockstore, the "Configure inputs/outputs using the Workspace Data Model" checkbox will be unchecked by default.

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