version 8.0 (or 8.1?) vs 7.2

Vasconcelos Costa 385 jcosta at pen.gulbenkian.pt
Fri Jun 23 02:24:13 EST 1995

> From: dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu (David Womble)
> To: "bionet.software.gcg mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at dl.ac.uk>
> Subject: Re: version 8.0 (or 8.1?) vs 7.2
> 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 
> consideration!
> -David
> --
> 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

I doubt you have to upgrade to Solaris 2.4. I am using GCG 8.0.1 and the WPI
graphic interface with Solaris 2.3 and I have not experienced any problem.


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