RenkuLab Update: Pause & Resume Sessions (0.39.3)

New: Pause & Resume Sessions

On RenkuLab you can now pause sessions and later resume them exactly where you left off. All of your work in progress, including files, data, and environment changes not saved to git, are resumed right as you left them!

The first thing you’ll notice in RenkuLab is that the session stop button has been replaced with a pause button.

Paused sessions will be maintained for 15 days, after which they (and any unsaved work) will be deleted permanently.

You can resume paused sessions from the Dashboard. Not sure if you have any work left un-committed from your last session? The un-saved work indicator on the Dashboard will let you know!

A note on auto-saves

Session pausing replaces RenkuLab’s branch-based auto-save mechanism. Most users do not have to do anything to transition from auto-saves to persistent sessions. However, if your last session went into an auto-save, you can still retrieve that work by using Start with Options and selecting your most recent auto-save branch. If your project contains auto-save branches that you do not need anymore, you can safely delete them.

Extension of the Knowledge Graph API

Renku 0.38.0 also improves the Knowledge Graph API, with a new Project Creation functionality and a Project Update enhancement.

Please share any feedback or issues in General! And read on for a full breakdown of all improvements and bug fixes included in this release.

User-Facing Changes

:star2: New Features

  • :double_vertical_bar: Renku Notebooks and UI: Support for pausing (i.e. hibernating) and resuming sessions (#1518) (#2686).
  • :frame_with_picture: Knowledge Graph: New Project Create API to create a project in GitLab and Knowledge Graph (#1635).

:sparkles: Improvements

  • CLI: allow disabling automated parameter detection in renku run (#3548).

:lady_beetle: Bug Fixes

  • UI: restore adding files by URL to datasets (#2800).
  • UI: fix render loops in creating new projects; they were occasionally creating problems based on the specific fields filled in by the user. (#2788).
  • UI: restore adding files to datasets on an outdated but supported metadata version (#2788).
  • UI: do not error on dataset thumbnails pointing to an external URL (#2791).
  • UI: prevent failures when unzipping files with a large number of elements on dataset creation (#2786).

This update includes changes from versions 0.36.3 to 0.39.3 . Find even more details on our release page.