Regarding recent questions about how to get seqapp to work with
child tasks: I don't have any answers at this time. There are bugs
in the program. I'm sorry that I don't have time a present to make
it completely bug-free, or to get it to work properly on all Mac systems.
There will be a new release eventually, but not in the next few months.
In the mean time, send any bug reports to the address below. They
will help in curing problems for the next release.
Here is a previous description for the curious:
SeqApp is a Macintosh biosequence editor, analyzer, and network
handyman. It includes links to network services and external analysis
multiple sequence alignment editor
single sequence editor window
read and write several sequence file formats *
easy hand alignment features including colored bases and sliding *
automatic multiple sequence alignment thru Clustal external app
automatic gel fragment alignment to contigs thru CAP exernal app *
translate dna to/from protein using various codon tables
automatic preference saving *
internet send mail, read mail
internet gopher, information retreival including genbank.
internet sequence analysis services
user-definable links to external analysis programs
* These features were updated in release 1.9a. See below for details.
NOTICE: This program is not finished, and may fail in various ways. Please
send notice of any problems you have using it to the address below. This
release will expire on a date indicated in the About dialog.
SeqApp is being written by Don Gilbert, using the MacApp extensible Macintosh
programming framework from Apple Computer.
You can obtain updates of this release thru anonymous ftp to
ftp.bio.indiana.edu, in folder /molbio/seqapp, as seqapp.hqx. You may also
obtain updates directly thru an internet-connected Mac with SeqApp, using
Gopher to the IUBio archive. Look for a folder called "IUBio Software+Data/
SeqApp, Mac sequence editor". There may be additional distribution software,
data or information in this /molbio/seqapp folder. See the Readme files in
it for details.
As of release 1.9a157, SeqApp fails once again to work on a Mac SE, or on any
Mac running system software earlier than 7.0.
Comments, bug reports and suggestions for new features may be sent by e-mail to
SeqApp at Bio.Indiana.Edu
SeqApp was started Sept. 1990 as MacApp sequence editor/analysis platform on
which analysis programs from other authors, typically command line w/ weak user
interfaces, could be easily incorporated into a useable Mac interface.
12 June 93, version 1.9a159 -- a semi-major update, and time extension
with various enhancements and corrections. These include
-- lock/unlock indels (alignment gaps). Useful when sliding bases around
during hand alignment, to keep alignment fixed in some sections.
-- color amino (and nucleic) acids of your choice.
-- added support for more sequence file formats: MSF, PAUP, PIR. SeqApp now
relies on the current Readseq code for sequence reading & writing.
-- save selection option to save subset of bases to file.
-- addition the useful contig assembly program CAP, written by Xiaoqiu Huang.
-- major revision of preference saving method (less buggy, I hope)
-- major revision of the underlying application framework, due to moving from
MacApp 2 to MacApp 3.
-- fixed a bug that caused loss of data when alignment with a selection was
saved to disk.
-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu