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Andy Law Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk
Wed Mar 6 04:46:09 EST 1996


In article <4hiafg$oks at nntp1.best.com>, jquinn at nntp.best.com (Dr.Greg
Quinn) wrote:

 >  
 >  Thanks for the information; I take both yours and Andy's points, but the 
 >  problem is that the people who I am setting this up for use Macs (and are 
 >  therefore completely computer illiterate  .....a joke, mail all flames to 
 >  /dev/null!) Seriously though, it's important that I can set up an 
 >  interface to this useful suite of programs that the folks in my group can 
 >  use; suggesting to them that they use a command line interface is just 
 >  not possible; they would revert back to using DNAStrider or the like. A 
 >  graphical interface, even one as awkward as WPI is better than nothing, 
 >  particularly when coupled to what appears to be a local disk drive and 
 >  printing, which the free CAP program provides. GDE is another X program, 
 >  but at least it's somewhat more useful than WPI regarding sequence 
 >  editing. 

Gregg,

If you point Mac users at WPI, they will revert to using DNAStrider or the
like within a few days. WPI is not a graphical interface, it is a hideous
obfuscation of a command line interface (at least the version I have used)

Andy Law
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( Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk )
( Big Nose in Edinburgh )



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