[arvados] Arvados 1.2.0 is out

Ward Vandewege wvandewege at veritasgenetics.com
Wed Oct 3 15:30:08 EDT 2018

The Arvados team is happy to announce that Arvados 1.2.0 has been
released. The 1.2.0 release contains 660 commits by 10 authors in 155
feature branches. It spans 5 months and 27 days of development.

Here are a few highlights of what changed in this release.


* an R SDK is now available
* Keep: (experimental) storage classes support has been added
* Crunch: (experimental) AWS spot instance support is available
* Crunch: It is now possible to specify a time limit for each
component, after which the component will be killed
* WebDAV: browsing project hierarchies is now supported
* Documentation: significant expansion and improvement, see


* api: performance improvements when handling large collections
* api: fix database lock contention when running many containers
* arvados-cwl-runner: many performance improvements
* keepstore, crunch-run: memory leak fixes
* workbench: version reporting has been fixed

There are many more fixes and improvements in this release; more
detail is available on the release page at

Source code is available from https://github.com/curoverse/arvados/releases

Packages for supported distributions are available at
https://apt.arvados.org and https://rpm.arvados.org

Upgrade notes are at https://doc.arvados.org/admin/upgrading.html

Ward Vandewege
VP, Software Engineering
Veritas Genetics

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