Release notes

1.8 – February 28, 2018

  • Remove “Projects” tab.
  • Support environment names with spaces on Windows.
  • Improve switching between Anaconda API domains.
  • Better integration with Visual Studio Code.
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

1.7 – February 13, 2018

  • Add R and MRO documentation tiles.
  • Add custom spinner.
  • Better handling of Access Denied errors.
  • Better integration with Visual Studio Code.
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

1.6 – May 19, 2017

  • Better logging for application launches
  • Package list can be filtered by “to be installed”
  • Selecting an environment on the Home or Environments tab now selects it on both
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements

1.5 – March 2, 2017

  • New Projects tab for working with Anaconda Projects, still in beta status
  • Added Navigator Updater and increased visibility of available updates
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements

1.4 – January 31, 2017

  • Navigator is out of beta status.

    The word “Beta” no longer appears in the title bar.

  • R Studio available from the Navigator Home tab.

    R Studio is an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) for the R programming language. R Studio has been added to the R channel and can now be installed and launched from the Navigator Home tab. To install and launch R Studio, in the R Studio pane, click the Install button, then click the Launch button.

  • Orange app returns to the Home tab.

    Orange app was removed from version 1.3 due to compatibility issues that have since been resolved. Orange app is pre-installed starting from version 1.4, so you can click the Launch button to launch it, with no need to install it first.

  • Option to disable or enable SSL verification.

    From the top menu bar, select Preferences, select or clear the Enable SSL verification checkbox, then click the Apply button.

  • Support for Anaconda Fusion licenses.

    Navigator now supports packages that require a license, including Anaconda Fusion. Installing Anaconda Fusion now automatically downloads a Fusion trial license from Anaconda Cloud. This license is generated once per user, so if a user uninstalls Fusion and reinstalls it, the user receives the original license. Trial licenses require users to register for a free account on Anaconda Cloud.

  • Correct display of “no arch” packages.

    When Navigator installs “no arch” packages, they now appear correctly on the Environments tab.

  • Friendly warning about updating channels for long-term users.

    If users have created .condarc files that try to access binstar.org–the original name of anaconda.org–Navigator now warns that binstar.org channels are outdated.

1.3 – September 27, 2016

  • License Manager dialog.

    You can now easily upload licenses for applications that require them.

  • Applications per environment.

    You can install applications to any environment. To do this, on the Home tab, click the Applications menu, then select the environment in which you want to install an application. If an environment is not selected, applications are installed by default in the root environment.

  • One-click updates and installs.

    You can install a new package or update an installed package in the active environment. See Managing packages.

  • Clearer indication of option to delete a search filter.

    On the Environments tab, when the packages are filtered by a user-defined search string, hovering over the X button now turns the cursor into an arrow and the X turns red, to emphasize that clicking the X will clear the search string.

  • Channels now support tokens.

    The Channel manager now supports security tokens. See Adding a channel.

  • Channel name copy and paste support.

  • Navigator in a specific environment.

    Installing Navigator in an environment other than root now makes that environment the default upon Navigator startup, both for the Home tab and the Environments tab.

  • Table pre-filtering according to Python version.

    To avoid unnecessary conflicts, the table that displays a filtered view of packages–according to the Installed, Not Installed, Upgradeable and Downgradable filter values–does not display packages that are incompatible with the installed version of Python.

  • Dialog size restore.

    Upon restart, the application window’s last size and location are preserved, instead of the window’s being maximized upon startup.

1.2 – August 1, 2016

  • Improved condarc support.

    Navigator now reads from and writes to the conda configuration file (.condarc). In previous releases, updates made within Navigator to the conda configuration were not reflected in the .condarc file, and vice versa. Starting from version 1.2, when you add channels inside Navigator, the .condarc file is updated, and if .condarc is updated outside Navigator, Navigator correctly reads the available channels.

  • Improved channels support.

    You can now manage the channels on Anaconda Cloud that you want Navigator to consider active. Active channels are included when you search for packages and other assets.

  • R environment creation support.

    Navigator now allows you to install a standalone R language environment or a mixed Python and R environment.

  • Conda environment file import.

    Navigator now allows you to import environment.yml files.

  • Updates for Enterprise users.

    NOTE: You cannot use an Enterprise version of Anaconda Cloud with Navigator.

    • Simplified preferences.

      Preference options are simplified so that only one URL is needed to set up the API. Changing this value affects the URL setting of the anaconda-client configuration.

      NOTE: Changing the URL setting in the CLI affects the value displayed in the preferences.

    • Proxy.

      When using Navigator behind a proxy, the settings must be manually set inside the conda configuration file. See the conda proxy documentation.