Renkulab Release v0.5.0

Changes to the UI

This release includes new features and streamlining and cleaning of the UI. These changes have focused on making datasets visible from within the UI and improving tools for collaborating on projects. This is still a work in progress, and there are further changes down the road in these areas, but this update gives you a small taste of what is coming.

New Features

:star: Datasets are now displayed inside a Renku project

:star: Datasets can now be searched for

Changes to Existing Features

:bullettrain_side: Kus and been renamed to Issues and Pending Changes to Merge Request to use the same terminology as GitLab.

:bullettrain_side: Issues and Merge Requests are found in the new Collaboration tab

Notable improvements

  • Changed project URLs to show namespace and name instead of project ID
  • Reworked collaboration view with issues list and collapsing issue pane :busts_in_silhouette:
  • Enabled search by username and group :mag:
  • Fork functionality now allows changing the name :fork_and_knife:
  • Better tools to get information about interactive environments :joystick:
  • Better consistency with project and interactive environment URLs :dart:


  • Commit time is local timezone aware :clock7:
  • Images and project templates now use Renku 0.8.2
  • A Renku docker image with CUDA, Tensorflow and Tensorboard is now available :mega:
  • User profile redirects to Keycloak profile :bust_in_silhouette:
  • Simplified deployment with automatic secrets generation :heavy_check_mark:

Individual components

For changes to individual components, check:

Bug fixes

  • Lineage visualization bugs addressed :beetle:
  • Users with developer permissions can now start an interactive environment :rocket:

Upgrading from 0.4.3