We have made available a version 4_0 beta4 code release on the NCBI repository in
directory acedb/ace4. This is the final code from the ACE95 workshop, and contains
a number of enhancements over previous versions, coming from many participants.
In particular there have been major advances with the server/client version, which
now supports dumping perl objects.
4_0 is binary incompatible with versions 3_x, although in most other respects it
it an incremental advance, not a major rewrite. We are using this code to support
the current C. elegans public data release, but advise that it is not used for
active data management before further testing has taken place. We expect a 4_1
code release in the fairly near future.
Richard Durbin and Jean Thierry-Mieg