[VIVOleadership] VIVO 1.13.0 has been released

Dragan Ivanovic dragan.ivanovic-CTR at lyrasis.org
Mon Sep 5 05:59:43 EDT 2022

Dear LG  members,

Nice news for the beginning of this week. We have finally published VIVO 

    *What's New in 1.13.0*

      Uploading of filesassociated with individuals in VIVO

Adds an option for uploading a file and link it with an individual in 
VIVO. For instance, it might be associated with a book 
<http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/Book>). The associated file might be 
deleted by user with appropriate privilege (administrator or 
self-editor), or downloaded by a visitor. It is possible toconfigure 
allowed MIME types and maximal file size 

      Password authentication on external smtp servers

VIVO can be configured to send email using an smtp service of customer 
choice.  Prior to VIVO 1.13.0 it wasn't possible to set up a 
non-standard port of SMTP server, neither username and password for SMTP 
authentication. Since 1.13.0, it is possible by configuring runtime 

Please find out how to do that atthe minimum configuration wiki page 

      Additional features to the SPARQL Update API - Add POST body support

The API supports sending data via an 'update' parameter. Prior to 
v1.13.0, this was the only method of sending SPARQL update data. Since 
1.13.0, VIVO also supports sending data via the POST message body. To 
use this method, you must set the request content type 
to|application/sparql-update|. This method parses the data as an input 
stream and may offer a performance improvement for large amounts of data.

      Online translation editor

Adds option for VIVO and Vitro localization on website with downloading 
results in .properties file. This should simplify process of Vitro and 
VIVO interface translation. A VIVO administrator can enable online 
translation checkbox in Developer's panel.After that, an online 
translator panel will appear at the left side of the screen with 
extracted all labels of the certain page. The translation of those 
labels can be entered in input fields and at the end the user can export 
translations in a form of a property file.

      Localization for the Russian language and for the Serbian Language

The VIVO 1.13.0 has been extended to support Russian and Serbian 
localizations. Hopefully, this will improve adoption of the platform in 
Serbia and Russian-speaking countries.

      Deletion of individuals and linked objects

Adds functionality to delete individuals and specify SPARQL Query to 
also delete individual dependent objects. This is some form of 
controlled cascade deletion whichwill allow for much easier GDPR compliance.

For the complete list of issues resolved, see 
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