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Nano Ninja is in da place

Finally! OpenMOLE 7 has been released.

The most notable part which made this release longer than usual is the complete revamp of the site and documentation. I hope you will find it more useful than the clunky documentation we had until now. If you feel like it, contributing to the doc is not that hard already and we will work to make it easier in the future (for more info contact @jopasserat on ask, he will be delighted to help you dive into scalatex).

The application has been greatly improved. A lot of refactoring has happened under the hood to make OpenMOLE behave in a cleaner and predictable way than ever before. Also the DSL has been improved in several places so you don't have to learn the low-level workflow DSL to use OpenMOLE any more. As well, the graphical user interface is now way smother and more beautiful than ever.

The work on OpenMOLE 8 has already started. Among the major changes we will move to Scala 2.12 and Java 9. The execution environments will be completely reworked to be more reliable, more performant and to provide more information when things go South.

Also we are working on natively supporting Docker images to run your native applications more easily on all the distributed computing environments supported by OpenMOLE.

As a by product, language specific tasks will appear. The first one being a R task which should make it possible to run R code in an OpenMOLE task really easily. For technical reasons it will be provided to Linux users only.

In the long run this system specific tasks should not be that important as we'll be working on a multi-user version of OpenMOLE based on kubernetes (probably for OpenMOLE 9) that can be installed on a remote Linux server and that you can access in the browser.

In OpenMOLE 8 it might also be possible that a module system appear in order to install extension in OpenMOLE with a single click.

We are very happy to share this new version of OpenMOLE with you,
stay tuned, The OpenMOLE team.