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HTCondor 8.6.0 released!

January 26, 2017

The HTCondor team is pleased to announce the release of HTCondor 8.6.0. After a year of development, this is the first release of the new stable series. Highlights of this release are: condor_q shows shows only the current user’s jobs by default; condor_q summarizes related jobs (batches) on a single line by default; Users can define their own job batch name at job submission time; Immutable/protected job attributes make SUBMIT_REQUIREMENTS more useful; The shared port daemon is enabled by default; Jobs run in cgroups by default; HTCondor can now use IPv6 addresses (Prefers IPv4 when both present); DAGMan: Able to easily define SCRIPT, VARs, etc., for all nodes in a DAG; DAGMan: Revamped priority implementation; DAGMan: New splice connection feature; New slurm grid type in the grid universe for submitting to Slurm; Numerous improvements to Docker support; Several enhancements in the python bindings. Further details can be found in the Upgrade Section. A few bugs were fixed during our stabilization effort. More details about the fixes can be found in the Version History. HTCondor 8.6.0 binaries and source code are available from our Downloads page.