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Release of SeWeR version 3.0

Malay mbasu at mail.nih.gov
Thu Apr 29 02:36:20 EST 2004

Dear Biodevelopers:

At last I could release version 3.0 of SeWeR. Online version can be 
accessed from


It can be downloaded from


I apologize such a huge delay in the release. Considering I did not have 
any computer for the last four months to work on SeWeR, I hope you'll 
grant me a generous pardon.

What's new in this release?

This is the first W3C DOM compatible version of SeWeR. That means,
SeWeR now runs in almost all the major browsers, particularly,
Netscape (Mozilla), and Firefox. This is an almost complete rewrite of
the internal JavaScript engine of SeWeR. This version was tested in
NetScape 7.* on Linux and Windows, Firefox 0.8 on Linux and Windows,
and Internet Explorer 6 on Windows.

Please note, this is the last version of SeWeR that will support
NetScape 4.

*Note: During the release of this version I had no access to OsX
machine. This version, therefore, is not tested on OsX. Do request
Apple to donate me a machine

All the major and minor link problems has been fixed.

All future versions of the SeWeR will be released under the auspices of 
Bioinformatics.org. SeWeR at last is free from all beurocratic 
intervention. I am in the process of opening up the SeWeR CVS for public 
contribution and maintenance. If you want to contribute and become the 
part of core developers please let me know.

For those of you who are wondering what this funny name "SeWeR" means, 
and why I am blabbering about it. SeWeR is an integrated web interface 
for web-based sequence analysis, and modesty demands that I shut my 
mouth and request you to visit the web page.

Check out a still buggy version of SeWeR as interface to EMBOSS, created 
by Catherine Letondal at



malay at bioinformatics.org


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