v1.2 Release Notes

Some highlights of this release:

  • Taking a step towards global configuration by moving the configuration file for nginx_stage to /etc/ood/config/nginx_stage.yml (we intend on migrating all configuration to /etc/ood/config in the future).
  • The developer interface in the Dashboard is dynamically enabled when the developer creates the sandbox directory ~/ondemand/dev under their home directory.
  • To make Interactive App development debugging easier the full command used when submitting a batch job is now logged under /var/log/nginx/<user>/error.log on the corresponding OnDemand node.
  • The Files App now opens and displays PDF and HTML files in a new tab when a user attempts to View the selected file.
  • A multitude of bugfixes…

Upgrading from v1.1


If updating from a version other than v1.1 it is recommended you walkthrough the full updating instructions.

  1. You will first need to update the PUN utility.

  2. Confirm that you copied your custom nginx_stage YAML configuration from:


    to the new global location:

  3. Finally you will need to walkthrough updating the applications.


Table 19 Infrastructure Component Versions
Component Version
ood-portal-generator 0.4.0
mod_ood_proxy 0.3.1
ood_auth_map 0.0.3
nginx_stage 0.2.1 → 0.3.0 (diff)

Table 19 lists the versions as well as the previous version it was updated from for each component that make up the infrastructure for this release.


Table 20 Application Versions
App Version
Dashboard App 1.17.0 → 1.18.0 (diff)
Shell App 1.2.3 → 1.2.4 (diff)
Files App 1.3.5 → 1.3.6 (diff)
File Editor App 1.3.1
Active Jobs App 1.5.1 → 1.5.2 (diff)
Job Composer App 2.6.0 → 2.6.1 (diff)
Desktops App 0.1.1 → 0.1.2 (diff)

Table 20 lists the versions as well as the previous version it was updated from for each of the system web applications in this release.

All of the above apps are installed and maintained by version 1.2.0 of the ood-apps-installer utility.