vt100 interface still necessary

Thure Etzold etzold at embl-heidelberg.de
Wed Mar 22 05:46:22 EST 1995

gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be (Guy Bottu) 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). 

I am glad to announce that a proposal to the EMBnet to support
the development of a vt100 interface for srs4 was approved.

Gijs Schaftenaar at the CAOS/CAMM center in Nijmegen volunteered to 
do the work and will use a combination of curses and tcl for the 
implementation. He is confident that both are supported on all 
platforms (unix, vms) where srs3.1 is currently installed.

We expect to see a first version in about 2 months and the goal is
to keep it very similar to the version 3.1 but I would like to encourage
people to send their thoughts about improving the vt100 

thure etzold

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