Roadmap and Releases

The Arches Roadmap highlights current and upcoming releases, detailing ongoing and planned development of Arches features and capabilities. Information on past releases, with links to release notes, is also included.

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For the most up-to-date roadmap information, visit the Feature Roadmap in the Arches GitHub repository. If you are interested in the development of specific features, enhancement or bug fixes, please see the Issues log in the Arches GitHub repository.

If you have any questions, please post them to the Community Forum or email the Arches Team at contact@archesproject.org.

 

Summary

 

Latest Version: Version 7.5.0

Arches Version 7.5.0 was released on December 15, 2023. This release added web accessibility controls, bulk data loading and editing features, workflow enhancements, and the new Arches Applications pattern, as well as provides dependency updates, bug fixes and performance improvements. For more information, visit the full release notes.

 

On the horizon: planned development

Currently, development on Arches is focused on the following initiatives:

  • Reference Data Manager (RDM) Redesign (to be released in Arches v8)

 

Seeking support

The following development initiatives have been identified as potential additions to the Arches development roadmap, but are not yet funded:

 

Acknowledgements

While the majority of Arches development is funded by the Getty Conservation Institute, we would like to acknowledge the instances in which other organizations have funded development that is now available to the entire Arches community:

Organization

Feature

Arches Version(s)

Arcadia Fund

Internationalization

v7

Auckland Council

Single Sign On (SSO)

v7

Getty Digital (J. Paul Getty Trust)

Search Enhancements

v7

Historic England

Web Accessibility

v7

Esri Link

v6

World Monuments Fund

Co-funding All Development

v1-3

 

Current Releases

Version

Release Date

Selected Github Issues Addressed

Release Notes

7.5.0

December 15, 2023

  • Upgrade Django (and related packages) to 4.2 #9866

  • Support for Python 3.11 #10200

  • Add Tile Excel format importer to bulk data manager #9978

  • Add Branch and Tile Excel exporters to bulk data manager #9978

  • Improve bulk data manager editors #10156 #10268 #9952

  • Save workflow progress to database to persist history and track incomplete workflows #9959, #10154

  • Add image mode to file-list datatype to save alt text and other image metadata #9934

  • Support Arches Applications #9426

  • Improve Accessibility #10265

Acknowledgements:

  • Historic England: Funding for Web Accessibility

6.2.6

December 15, 2023

  • Fixes is required constraint of resource instance and file-list nodes #10077

  • Fixes undefined graph error in resource instance widget #10152

  • Adds missing file renderers to project template #10171

  • Fixes multiple EDTF nodes in single card used in advanced search returning too many records #10202

  • Fixes error when handling multiple subcard levels in search export #10214

  • Fixes multiple EDTF nodes in single card used in advanced search returning too many records #10202

  • Fixes edtf advanced search error message #10309

  • Disallows selection of concepts outside of a collection in concept widget #10308

  • Sorts resources in resource instance dropdown #10305

  • Upgrades Django from 3.2.21 to 3.2.23

  • Removes broken double click handler in search timewheel #10324

  • Restricts access to system settings endpoint #10319

  • Rate limits requests to authentication endpoints #10323

Acknowledgements:

  • None

AfS 1.1

January 18, 2024

Documentation for Arches for Science is in progress.
 

Acknowledgements:

  • None

 

Upcoming Releases

Version

Release Date

Key Features

Notes

7.6

June 15, 2024

  • Activity stream edit logs

  • User specific saved searches

  • Security enhancements

Unfunded:

  • None

Acknowledgements:

  • None

8.0

December 15, 2024

  • Migrate Arches UI Framework

  • Support for editing and publishing graphs (removing instance restrictions)

  • Support for viewing and restoring previous graph publications

  • Support for editing/localizing UI labels and permissions for published graphs

  • Business data migrations that correspond to graph changes

  • RDM Redesign

Unfunded:

  • Migrate Arches UI Framework

Acknowledgements:

  • None

 

Past Releases

Version

Release Date

Release Notes

7.4.3

December 19, 2023

AfS 1.0

December 15, 2023

Arches for Science: webpage | GitHub repository

7.4.2

October 2, 2023

7.4.1

August 3, 2023

7.4.0

June 15, 2023

7.3.0

January 2023

7.2.1

December 2022

7.2.0

November 2022

7.1.1

September 2022

7.1.0

September 2022

7.0

August 2022

6.2.5

October 2, 2023

6.2.4

August 3, 2023

6.2.3

April 2023

6.2.2

February 2023

6.2.1

October 2022

6.2.0

October 2022

6.1.2

November 2022

6.1

June 2022

6.0

September 2022

5.1.4

March 2021

5.1.3

March 2021

5.1.1

March 2021

5.1

October 2020

5.0

January 2020

4.4.3

November 2019

4.4.2

June 2019

4.4.1

February 2019

4.3

August 2018

4.2

June 2018

4.1

January 2018

4.0

October 2017

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Last updated: February 2024