New release of the CCP4 protein crystallography software

Dave Love fx at gserv1.dl.ac.uk
Fri Sep 18 11:49:53 EST 1992

[For those who would have expected to see this announcement on the CCP4BB
mailing list, I'm sorry that it's out of action at present.  I'm posting this
in the meantime and hope it may be of interest to people who don't know about
CCP4 or don't have contact details.]

There is a new release of the CCP4 protein crystallography software suite
available, the first with a proper version number (2.1) :-).  You can get it
as described in the blurb below, included for anyone new to it.  This version
has a new, supposedly easier, installation procedure as well as the usual
updates, bug fixes and support for additional systems.  More details in the
CHANGES file with the distribution.




The CCP4 Program Suite is an integrated set of programs for protein
crystallography developed in a close collaboration between crystallographers
under an initiative by the UK Science and Engineering Research Council.  Some
software developed elsewhere is included.  Applications include data
processing, various scaling programs, Patterson search and refinement,
isomorphous and molecular replacement, structure refinement, phase improvement
(solvent flattening and symmetry averaging) and presentation of results.  It
is distributed in source form (mostly Fortran), supported for VMS and various
Unix platforms.  The suite is licensed free to academic institutions; the fee
for profit-making organisations is currently 5000 pounds sterling.

We can supply the suite on a variety of media as follows (for a handling/media
charge of 50 pounds to academic institutions):

  Tape           VMS (BACKUP)     Unix (tar)

  6250bpi reel            yes     yes
  1600bpi reel            yes     yes
  TK50                    yes     no
  QIC-150                  no     yes
  Exabyte (Video 8)       yes     yes

Alternatively, the software is available by Internet ftp from:
  anonymous at gserv1.dl.ac.uk:pub/ccp4
There is also a mail server which you can use.  Send for help to
info-server at daresbury.ac.uk; CCP4 is in directory /CCP/ccp4.

A licence agreement is included with any distribution permitting the use of
the suite on any machine at the named site.  Please include your full postal
address with any request for inclusion in the CCP4 mailing list to send the
occasional newsletter and information about the CCP4 Study Weekend.

There is an electronic mail list for CCP4 discussion/announcements -- send
`sub ccp4bb' to list-server at daresbury.ac.uk.

Thank you for your interest in CCP4.


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