Improvements

Annotations [PLFM-6530] - Entities can be annotated using boolean datatypes. You can now validate Synapse annotations with boolean datatypes using JSON schema.

Personal access tokens for Python and R clients [SYNPY-1058] - Synapse now supports login using access tokens if you use the Python or R programmatic clients. Using a token is preferred over a username and password because tokens can be more easily revoked if they are compromised. Additionally, tokens can be scoped to limit their access within Synapse, rather than a username and password that automatically grant full access to your account.

Evaluation Queues [CHL-13] - The user interface for scheduling challenge rounds and submission limits is now easier to use. Submission rounds are defined by an explicit start and end date that you define from a calendar, and optional submission limits can be set to daily, weekly, or monthly.

New Synapse homepage - The Synapse homepage looks better than ever before, and now includes links to community-specific knowledge portals driven by Synapse.

New Synapse Docs portal - Synapse Docs has a new home at http://help.synapse.org. This update completely redesigns our docs portal and adds improved site architecture, navigation, release notes, and search. We’ve also updated our most popular articles, bringing you more up-to-date instructions that are easier to read.


Looking for detailed updates on the Synapse programmatic clients? Visit the Release Notes section of the Python docs and R docs.