Release of OMERO 5.4.8

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Release of OMERO 5.4.8

Josh Moore
All,

This release focuses on a number of import performance improvements
while including several other fixes as well as an upgrade of
Bio-Formats.

Import improvements include:

* cli: new experimental --parallel-upload and --parallel-fileset flags
to the import command
* cli: new fs importtime cli command
* cli: add support for --skip, --parallel-upload, --parallel-fileset
and --readers options in bulk import configuration files
* insight: new options for skipping various import steps to speed up
the process (match cli’s --skip option)
* insight: supporting imports with thousands of files by providing a
lightweight UI
* insight: new loading placeholder when browsing data to show when an
image is busy being processed and not ready to generate a thumbnail
* insight: added error placeholder when browsing data to indicate a
failed import
* server: preventing recalculation of checksums for upload
* server: providing better performance logging, accessible to users
via fs logfile
* as well as preservation of Bio-Formats’ knowledge of channel colors
where provided.

Other client changes include:

* web: better handling of large numbers of channels
* web: fixed socket leakage on unclosed web sessions
* web: fixed issue with bulk annotation table handling
* cli: deprecating admin sessionlist and config list

Sysadmin improvements include:

* new %thread% option for omero.fs.repo.path as well as fix a few bugs
for dealing with parallel imports
* new omero.threads.background_threads property to limit the number of
simultaneous imports

This release also upgrades the version of Bio-Formats which OMERO uses to 5.9.2.

Upgrade information is on the server upgrade page -
https://docs.openmicroscopy.org/omero/5.4.8/sysadmins/server-upgrade.html

The software is also available at
https://downloads.openmicroscopy.org/omero/5.4.8

Any problems or comments, please use the OME Forums or mailing lists -
http://www.openmicroscopy.org/support/

Regards,
The OME Team

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