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 New features and fixes in Wildbook 5.5 include: New features and fixes in Wildbook 5.5 include:
-  * MOD: Standardization of PostgreSQL as the required database for Wildbook and removal of Derby and other database support. While Wildbook can technically support a wide array of databases and J2EE servers, we're standardizing on Tomcat and PostgreSQL for Wildbook 5.5 and all versions moving forward. We are also now highly recommending running Wildbook on Ubuntu Linux servers ​in [[https://​aws.amazon.com/​ec2|Amazon'​s EC2 service]]. This also means that PostgreSQL must be installed and preconfigured for Wildbook to run.+  * MOD: Standardization of PostgreSQL as the required database for Wildbook and removal of Derby and other database support. While Wildbook can technically support a wide array of databases and J2EE servers, we're standardizing on Tomcat and PostgreSQL for Wildbook 5.5 and all versions moving forward. We are also now highly recommending running Wildbook on Ubuntu Linux servers. This also means that PostgreSQL must be installed and preconfigured for Wildbook to run.
   * MOD: JavaScript library dependency reductions.   * MOD: JavaScript library dependency reductions.
   * FIX/MOD: Broad database connection improvements and fixes to better manage and close multiple database threads under higher usage.   * FIX/MOD: Broad database connection improvements and fixes to better manage and close multiple database threads under higher usage.
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   * NEW: OAuth sign in (Facebook, FLickr, etc.)    * NEW: OAuth sign in (Facebook, FLickr, etc.) 
   * NEW: OAuth image upload from social media (Flickr, Facebook, etc.)    * NEW: OAuth image upload from social media (Flickr, Facebook, etc.) 
-  * NEW: Spot matching client performance improvement ​under the Amazon EC2 grid +  * NEW: Spot matching client performance improvement
   * NEW: Componentization of Encounter Search Analysis for reuse as an embeddedable component ​   * NEW: Componentization of Encounter Search Analysis for reuse as an embeddedable component ​
     * Embed on My Account page for user-specific details (**done**) ​     * Embed on My Account page for user-specific details (**done**) ​
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 +**2019-02-01**
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 +Where'​s the Wildbook team? If you take a look at our [[https://​github.com/​WildbookOrg/​Wildbook|master branch on Github.com]] and separately in our Image Analysis repo, you'll see commits flying fast and furious. Wildbook 7 is nearing completion, and many of our platforms have already been upgraded to stay current with master. However, our recent support from Microsoft has given us time to rip off old band-aids and remove old hacks. We're re-implementing all existing Wildbooks with a common, new computer vision pipeline that can pivot and behave differently for each species. This has been a huge lift and far more work than we expected, but we're very happy to have the time and funding to finally do it. It's absolutely critical to drive complexity and cost down, and sometimes only experience can show how that should be done. Here is a list of what you can expect in the upcoming release of Wildbook 7.
 +  * Consolidated computer vision pipeline for multiple algorithms and species, especially HotSpotter and CurvRank
 +  * Intelligent Agent data collection from YouTube, combining multiple forms of machine learning to capture more data from the public. On whaleshark.org,​ our Intelligent Agent is significantly outperforming human researchers in raw data collection and curation yet finding data generally otherwise missed by the research community.
 +  * Improved Image Analysis performance and stability
 +  * CurvRank algorithm integration,​ support, and stability and speed improvements
 +  * Improved multi-species support for data management and computer vision
 +  * For spotted species, faster spot pattern matching and more stable matching clients
 +  * Better in-page editing features
 +  * Improved User management, providing a better foundation for growth in citizen science and engagement
 +  * Multiple ​