version 8.0 (or 8.1?) vs 7.2

David Womble dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu
Thu Jun 22 11:17:56 EST 1995

The Lab (labmail at labtalk.als.orst.edu) wrote:
: Our site currently has version 7.2 running on SunOS.

: Are there any changes in version 8.0 (I assume this is the latest)  
: that make significant improvements for the end user?

New features in 8.0 include Prime, for selecting oligonucleotide  
primers, Blast, a built-in blast client that can querry local or NCBI  
databases, and Distances and GrowTree, for evolutionary analyses.

The biggest addition is the WPI, a GUI interface for remote X-terminals  
that allows users to manage the GCG package by selecting sequences and 
functions to operate on them with a mouse, from their Windows or Mac 
workstations (running X-server software).  This works well for the most 
part, but is rather slow by comparison.

The biggest change of all with version 8.0 is that it won't run on your 
SunOS.  You will have to switch to Solaris 2.4.  This is not a minor 


David D. Womble
Center for Molecular Medicine and     Phone:  313-577-2374
Genetics, Wayne State University      Fax:    313-577-6200
5047 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202   E-mail: dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu

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