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VMS WWW2GCG Vers ?

mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
Tue Jan 30 12:56:18 EST 1996


In article <9601261626.AA18524 at unlinfo.unl.edu>, csmith at UNLINFO.UNL.EDU (christopher smith) writes:
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>Does anyone know if a VMS version of the WWW2GCG interface exists and 
>where it is located ? I'm aware of the UNIX version, but at our site 
>we run GCG on a DEC Alpha machine - OpenVMS OS.
>

Not that I'm aware of.

If the command line is too much for your users then they might like
EASYMENU, which I think I picked up from the EMBL FTP site.  Unfortunately
it's still at 7.0, so you'd have to do a fair amount of work to bring in 
the new 8.1 pieces, however, the core programs are all pretty old, and
they still work ok.  It shouldn't be too hard to modify EASYMENU though -
since it's just a big DCL procedure. 

Also, there's WPI, for those with X11 servers. 

If you want to port the existing WWWtoGCG that should be possible.  I 
looked at it once, and the core of it is in PERL.  Unfortunately, the
version of PERL at that time did not pass diagnostics after it built on
OpenVMS/Alpha, and debugging PERL itself looked like *way* too much work,
so I gave up on WWWtoGCG.

Regards,

David Mathog
mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 



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