I answered this here: https://www.biostars.org/p/98023/
Disclosing of Galaxy version/build/changeset entirely depends on the owner of the instance.
The official Main usegalaxy.org and Test instances contain changeset in the footer of the landing page (which usually is part of welcome.html in the galaxy /static folder).
Your best choice, if you cannot find it on the page, is to write an email to the admin.
EDIT: we have added an API to show the instance's version, try https://usegalaxy.org/api/version
As a user:
On http://usegalaxy.org go to the home page and scroll all the way down. The galaxy-central changeset the server is running at is noted.
For other Galaxies, how and if to share this information is up to the administrator of the instance. I am not sure if there is an API method or not, but let's see if we get more comments/answers.
Best, Jen, Galaxy team
The following answer is for developers with an own Galaxy instance.
Galaxy does not have any explicit version number. The only way you can identify a Galaxy version is by it's unique commit tag. You can get this, plus the date of the commit and a short description with:
in your Galaxy root directory.
I did the 'git log' comand and got pages of messages and no recognisable version number. I guess this was because I was not running the latest version.
so I did 'git pull' and waited then I stopped and restarted the instance.
-bash-4.1$ git pull remote: Counting objects: 15635, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (29/29), done. remote: Total 15635 (delta 7831), reused 7827 (delta 7825), pack-reused 7781 Receiving objects: 100% (15635/15635), 30.21 MiB | 1.26 MiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (12577/12577), completed with 1639 local objects. From https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy ffb3de9..36d85e8 dev -> origin/dev da2cc58..5677c2e master -> origin/master 360a6ad..cee85ba release_14.10 -> origin/release_14.10 46e67b5..61cd045 release_15.01 -> origin/release_15.01 b23acda..0122040 release_15.03 -> origin/release_15.03 0bf60a5..c8e9845 release_15.05 -> origin/release_15.05 ed992b3..30608c1 release_15.07 -> origin/release_15.07 30b13bb..d225aeb release_15.10 -> origin/release_15.10 * [new branch] release_16.01 -> origin/release_16.01 * [new branch] revert-1537-handlebars.removal -> origin/revert-1537-handlebars.removal * [new tag] v14.10.3 -> v14.10.3 * [new tag] v15.01.4 -> v15.01.4 * [new tag] v15.03.4 -> v15.03.4 * [new tag] v15.05.2 -> v15.05.2 * [new tag] v15.07.1 -> v15.07.1 * [new tag] v16.01 -> v16.01 From https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy * [new tag] v15.10.1 -> v15.10.1 * [new tag] v15.10.2 -> v15.10.2 Updating ffb3de9..36d85e8 error: Your local changes to 'config/tool_conf.xml.main' would be overwritten by merge. Aborting. Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge.
have I done something wrong?
I am still a bit confused about how to get the version number from the
git log command on
gives a long list of messages
but as I understand it
git log origin/master
gives the version number
-*bash-4.1$ git log origin/master
Author: Nate Coraor firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed Feb 24 15:29:14 2016 -0500
Update version to 16.01*