Releases

Version 0.8.0

Date: 2020-01-30

This release focused primarily on solidifying existing functionality, improving performance and closing fixing a number of important bugs. Additionally this release contains a number of exciting new functionality and components. We want to thank the many contributors to this release (a full list is provided at the bottom), particularly Marc Skov Madsen (the author of awesome-panel.org) and Xavier Artusi, who has been hard at work at improving VTK support. We also want to thank the remaining contributors including @philippjfr, @ceball, @jbednar, @jlstevens, @Italirz, @mattpap, @Jacob-Barhak, @stefjunod and @kgullikson88. This release introduced only minimal changes in existing APIs and added a small number of new ones demonstrating that Panel is relatively stable and is progressing steadily towards a 1.0 release.

Major Enhancements:

  • Added new DeckGL pane (#1019, #1027) [@MarcSkovMadsen & @philippjfr]

  • Major improvements to support for JS linking (#1007) [@philippjfr]

  • Huge performance improvements when nesting a lot of components deeply (#867, #888, #895, #988) [@philippjfr]

  • Add support for displaying callback errors and print output in the notebook simplifying debugging (#977) [@philippjfr]

  • Add support for dynamically populating Tabs (#995) [@philippjfr]

  • Added FileSelector widget to browse the servers file system and select files (#909) [@philippjfr]

  • Add pn.serve function to serve multiple apps at once on the same serve (#963) [@philippjfr]

  • Add a JSON pane to display json data in a tree format (#953) [@philippjfr]

Minor Enhancements:

  • Updated Parameter mappings (#999) [@philippjfr]

  • Ensure that closed tabs update Tabs.objects (#973) [@philippjfr]

  • Fixed HoloViews axis linking across Template roots (#980) [@philippjfr]

  • Merge FactorRange when linking HoloViews axes (#968) [@philippjfr]

  • Expose title and other kwargs on .show() (#962) [@philippjfr]

  • Let FileInput widget set filename (`#956 <https://github.com/holoviz/panel/issues/956.`_) [Leopold Talirz]

  • Expose further bokeh CLI commands and added help (#951) [@philippjfr]

  • Enable responsive sizing for Vega/altair pane (#949) [@philippjfr]

  • Added encode parameter to SVG pane (#913) [@philippjfr]

  • Improve Markdown handling including syntax highlighting and indentation (#881) [@philippjfr]

  • Add ability to define Template variables (#815) [@philippjfr]

  • Allow configuring responsive behavior globally (#851) [@xavArtley]

  • Ensure that changes applied in callbacks are reflected on the frontend immediately (#857) [@philippjfr]

  • Add ability to add axes coordinates to VTK view (#817) [@xavArtley]

  • Add config option for safe_embed which ensures all state is recorded (#1040) [@philippjfr]

  • Implemented __signature__ for tab completion (#1029) [@philippjfr]

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed DataFrame widget selection parameter (#989) [@philippjfr]

  • Fixes for rendering long strings on Windows systems (#986)

  • Ensure that panel does not modify user objects (#967) [@philippjfr]

  • Fix multi-level expand Param subobject (#965) [@philippjfr]

  • Ensure load_notebook is executed only once (#1000) [@philippjfr]

  • Fixed bug updating StaticText on server (#964) [@philippjfr]

  • Do not link HoloViews axes with different types (#937) [@philippjfr]

  • Ensure that integer sliders are actually integers (#876) [@philippjfr]

  • Ensure that GridBox contents maintain size (#971) [@philippjfr]

Compatibility:

  • Compatibility for new Param API (#992, #998) [@jlstevens]

  • Changes for compatibility with Vega5 and altair 4 (#873, #889, #892, #927, #933) [@philippjfr]

API Changes:

  • The Ace pane has been deprecated in favor of the Ace widget (#908) [@kgullikson88]

Docs:

  • Updated Django multiple app example and user guide (#928) [@stefjunod]

  • Clarify developer installation instructions, and fix up some metadata. (#952, #978) [@ceball & @philippjfr]

  • Added Param reference notebook (#944) [@MarcSkovMadsen]

  • Added Divider reference notebook [@philippjfr]

Version 0.7.0

Date: 2019-11-18

This major release includes significant new functionality along with important bug and documentation fixes, including contributions from @philippjfr (maintainer and lead developer), @xavArtley (VTK support), @jbednar (docs), @DancingQuanta (FileInput), @a-recknagel (Python 3.8 support, misc), @julwin (TextAreaInput, PasswordInput), @rs2 (example notebooks), @xtaje (default values), @Karamya (Audio widget), @ceball, @ahuang11 , @eddienko, @Jacob-Barhak, @jlstevens, @jsignell, @kleavor, @lsetiawan, @mattpap, @maxibor, and @RedBeardCode.

Major enhancements:

  • Added pn.ipywidget() function for using panels and panes as ipwidgets, e.g. in voila (#745, #755, #771)

  • Greatly expanded and improved Pipeline, which now allows branching graphs (#712, #735, #737, #770)

  • Added streaming helper objects, including for the streamz package (#767, #769)

  • Added VTK gallery example and other VTK enhancements (#605, #606, #715, #729)

  • Add GridBox layout (#608, #761, #763)

  • New widgets and panes:

    • Progress bar (#726)

    • Video (#696)

    • TextAreaInput widget (#658)

    • PasswordInput widget (#655)

    • Divider (#756),

    • bi-directional jslink (#764)

    • interactive DataFrame pane for Pandas, Dask and Streamz dataframes (#560, #751)

Other enhancements:

  • Make Row/Column scrollable (#760)

  • Support file-like objects (not just paths) for images (#686)

  • Added isdatetime utility (#687)

  • Added repr, kill_all_servers, and cache to pn.state (#697, #776)

  • Added Slider value_throttled parameter (#777)

  • Extended existing widgets and panes:

    • WidgetBox can be disabled programmatically (#532)

    • Templates can now render inside a notebook cell (#666)

    • Added jscallback method to Viewable objects (#665)

    • Added min_characters parameter to AutocompleteInput (#721)

    • Added accept parameter to FileInput (#602)

    • Added definition_order parameter to CrossSelector (#570)

    • Misc widget fixes and improvements (#703, #717, #724, #762, #775)

Bug fixes and minor improvements:

Documentation:

Version 0.6.2

Date: 2019-08-08

Minor bugfix release patching issues with 0.6.1, primarily in the CI setup. Also removed the not-yet-supported definition_order parameter of pn.CrossSelector.

Version 0.6.4

Date: 2019-10-08

This release includes a number of important bug fixes along with some minor enhancements, including contributions from @philippjfr, @jsignell, @ahuang11, @jonmmease, and @hoseppan.

Enhancements:

  • Allow pn.depends and pn.interact to accept widgets and update their output when widget values change (#639)

  • Add fancy_layout option to HoloViews pane (#543)

  • Allow not embedding local files (e.g. images) when exporting to HTML (#625)

Bug fixes and minor improvements:

Documentation:

  • Added example of opening a URL from jslink (#607)

Version 0.6.3

Date: 2019-09-19

This release saw a number of important bug and documentation fixes along with some minor enhancements.

Enhancements:

  • Added support for embedding Player widget (#584)

  • Add support for linking HoloViews plot axes across panels (#586)

  • Allow saving to BytesIO buffer (#596)

  • Allow PeriodicCallback.period to be updated dynamically (#609)

Bug fixes:

  • While hooks are applied to model no events are sent to frontend (#585)

  • Various fixes for embedding and rendering (#594)

Documentation:

  • New example of periodic callbacks (#573)

  • Improve panel serve documentation (#611, #614)

  • Add server deployment guide (#642)

Version 0.6.1

Date: 2019-08-01T14:54:20Z

Version 0.6.0

Date: 2019-06-02

Version 0.5.1

Date: 2019-04-11

Minor release closely following up on 0.5.0 updating version requirements to include the officially released bokeh 1.1.0. This release also includes contributions from @philippjfr (with fixes for pipeline and embed features), @xavArtley (addition of a new widget) and @banesullivan (fixes for VTK support).

Features:

  • Addition of Spinner widget for numeric inputs (#368)

Bugfixes:

  • Skip jslinked widgets when using embed (#376)

  • Correctly revert changes to pipelines when stage transitions fail (#375)

  • Fixed bug handling scalar arrays in VTK pane (#372)

Version 0.5.0

Date: 2019-04-04

Major new release, greatly improving usability and capabilities. Includes contributions from @philippjfr (docs, better layouts, and many other features), @xavArtley (VTK support, Ace code editor), @banesullivan (VTK support), @jbednar and @rtmatx (docs), @jsignell (docs, infrastructure, interact support), and @jlstevens (labels for parameters).

Major new features:

  • Now uses Bokeh 1.1’s greatly improved layout system, requiring far fewer manual adjustments to spacing (#32)

  • Greatly expanded docs, now with galleries (#241, #251, #265, #281, #318, #332, #347, #340)

  • Allow embedding app state, to support static HTML export of panels (#250)

  • Added new GridSpec layout type, making it simpler to make grid-based dashboards (#338)

  • Added VTK 3D object pane (#312, #337, #349, #355, #363)

  • Added Ace code editor pane (#359)

  • Allow defining external JS and CSS resources via config, making it easier to extend Panel (#330)

  • Add HTML model capable of executing JS code, allowing more complex embedded items (`#32 <https://github.com/holoviz/panel/issues/32>`_6)

  • Add a KaTeX and MathJax based LaTeX pane, replacing the previous limited matplotlib/PNG-based support (#311)

Other new features:

  • Allow passing Parameter instances to Param pane, making it much simpler to work with individual parameters (#303)

  • Added parameter for widget alignment (#367)

  • Allow specifying initial value when specifying min/max/step for interact (#334)

  • Add support for param.Number step (#365)

  • Add a PeriodicCallback (#348)

  • Expose curdoc and session_context when using serve (#336)

  • Add support for saving and loading embedded data from JSON (#301)

  • Add support for specifying arbitrary label for Parameters (#290)

  • Add ColorPicker widget (#267)

  • Add support for interact title (#266)

Bugfixes and minor improvements:

Changes potentially affecting backwards compatibility:

  • Refactored io subpackage (#315)

  • Moved panes and widgets into subpackage (#283)

  • Cleaned up wdiget, deploy, and export APIs (#268, #269)

  • Renamed pane precedence to priority to avoid confusion with Param precedence (#235)

Version 0.3.1

Date: 2018-12-05

Minor release fixing packaging issues.

Version 0.3.0

Date: 2018-12-05

Thanks to @mhc03 for bugfixes.

New features and enhancements

  • New app: Euler’s Method (#161)

  • New widgets and panes: Player (#110), DiscretePlayer (#171), CrossSelector (#153)

  • Spinner (spinner.gif)

  • Compositional string reprs (#129)

  • Add Param.widgets parameter to override default widgets (#172)

  • Pipeline improvements (#145, etc.)

  • Additional entry points for user commands (#176)

  • Support calling from anaconda-project (#133)

  • Improved docs

Bugfixes:

Compatibility changes

  • Renamed Param expand options (#127)

Version 0.4.0

Date: 2019-01-28

Thanks to @xavArtley for several contributions, and to @lebedov for bugfixes.

New features:

  • Now Python2 compatible (#225)

  • Audio player widget (#215, #221)

  • FileInput widget (#207)

  • General support for linking Panel objects, even in static exports (#199)

  • New user-guide notebooks: Introduction (#178), Links (#195).

Enhancements:

Bug fixes:

Version 0.1.3

Date: 2018-10-23