vt100 interface still necessary

Thure Etzold etzold at bioslave.uio.no
Thu Mar 16 12:07:12 EST 1995

Peter Rice (peterr at bioslave.uio.no) wrote:
: Sorry to post from a strange address, but most news sites I use still have
: no postings in this newsgroup. Funny though - I can see things like
: bionet.diagnostics. Just no bionet.software.srs. I hope someone is reading
: this. Hello Thure. Thure? Are you there Thure?

yes i hear ...though from norway ...we have the newsgroup but it takes ages
to get updated

: Guy Bottu (gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be) wrote:
: : Recently, there has been a discussion whether the vt100 interface for
: : SRS should not be abandonned. An important issue in this debate is that,
: : at the present, there are a number of things that you cannot do with the
: : WWW interface :
: : 	- save all the entries of a set in separate files with one
: : 		command (with vt100 you use CopySet)
: : 	- obtain a sequence range defined relative to a feature
: : 		(e.g. the 10 bases upstream and downstream of
: : 		an intron-exon boundary). 

: - deleting unwanted entries from a set before saving or linking
:   (very useful for set refinement)

: - loading a set of entries in FOSN format for further processing

: - doing all this on a vt100 terminal

: so yes, on behalf of users far away at the Sanger Centre in Cambridge, 
: UK, and elsewhere, I would very much like the vt100 interface back.

yes i agree ...therer is some development towards a vt100 interface
but it is still 
too early to say anything of more substance ...we'll keep you informed


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