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v2.8.0 Release

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This release improves support for BEDPE and arc rendering of structural variants.

It also adds a new CLI command called jbrowse sort-gff that intends to help simplify the loading of GFF tabix tracks.


jbrowse sort-gff yourfile.gff | bgzip > yourfile.sorted.gff.gz
tabix yourfile.sorted.gff.gz
jbrowse add-track yourfile.sorted.gff.gz --load copy --out /var/www/html/jbrowse2

The jbrowse CLI tool can load BEDPE files with simply jbrowse add-track yourfile.bedpe (or, optionally gzipped e.g. yourfile.bedpe.gz)

Screenshot showing the same data rendered as both a BEDPE file and VCF file with different variant types (<DUP>, <DEL>, <INV>, <TRA>). Notably, this arc rendering can render 'cross-region' or 'inter-chromosomal' arcs.

Also, if you haven't seen it, check out our new office hours and community call schedule! See


To install JBrowse 2 for the web, you can download the link above, or you can use the JBrowse CLI to automatically download the latest version. See the JBrowse web quick start for more details.

yarn run v1.22.19 $ lerna-changelog --silent --next-version 2.8.0

2.8.0 (2023-11-09)โ€‹

๐Ÿš€ Enhancementโ€‹

  • Other
  • product-core
  • core
    • #4035 Prompt to horizontally flip view when launching linear synteny view on inverted feature (@cmdcolin)
  • app-core

๐Ÿ› Bug Fixโ€‹

  • #4052 Fix browser back button behavior in jbrowse-web (@cmdcolin)
  • #4043 Fix crash in "Open session" widget for sessions that have 'track-less views' (@cmdcolin)

๐Ÿ“ Documentationโ€‹

Committers: 2โ€‹