Today we are releasing OMERO.server 5.6.3 which uses OMERO.blitz 5.5.8
to expand the OMERO API’s
Duplicate functionality to allow the
duplication of images, attachments, and other model objects that are
backed by files on disk. Where possible, duplicated files are linked
with originals to save space on underlying storage. As described in our
documentation, this long-awaited ability to create a “deep
copy” of microscopy data can be invoked via the OMERO.cli duplicate
plugin, available from PyPI; if you already use
then we suggest upgrading to at least 0.4.0.
When managing images in the tree view, users could already link images into multiple datasets in the same group. This new feature goes further in allowing users to create a duplicate of an image that is truly independent of the original. We hope that it significantly benefits users who are collaborating with other groups and publishing data to the wider community.
OMERO.server 5.6.3 runs in the same deployment environments as OMERO.server 5.6.0. It has been tested with OMERO.py 5.8.1 and OMERO.web 5.8.1 which are available from PyPI. The Bio-Formats Memoizer cache will not be invalidated on upgrade from OMERO.server 5.6.2.
For full details of the changes with the OMERO 5.6 series see the OMERO 5.6.0 release announcement. Full documentation for this release is available under https://docs.openmicroscopy.org/omero/5.6.3/.
Official Docker images are available as usual on Docker Hub with either the latest or the 5.6 tag:
You are invited to discuss this announcement on the image.sc forum.
All the best with your upgrades,
The OME Team
— October 1, 2020