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Ed Rybicki ed at MOLBIOL.UCT.AC.ZA
Thu Mar 20 03:31:37 EST 1997


  > From:          mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
  > Subject:       Re: EGCG 9.0 and beyond
  
  ...
  > >we can say that most of sites are running GCG8 because they are waiting
  > >for EGCG9 before installing GCG9, so that makes 4 months of licensing for 
  > >an unuse software suite...
  > 
  > Today I'm writing the letter in which we officially stop GCG maintenance.
  > We will continue to run 8.1 under our existing license agreement, but never
  > go to 9.0. 
  
  We are thinking the same but for other reasons: we are labouring
  with GCG on an Alpha AXP running VMS, with a network of PCs
  accessing it - and have NEVER managed to get a satisfactory
  W-Windows emulator in order to use the GUI for GCG.  Now that the
  new package makes so much use of a windowing interface, our use of
  it will be even less optimal.  We are seriously thinking of tossing 
  it all in and going for a a one-off installation on our PC network of 
  DNASIS or similar: we no longer need the processing power of a 
  (mini)mainframe, and BLASTS, etc, on the Web have become so easy and 
  so quick that we no longer need a database locally.  We've had a good 
  run, but...GCG ported to PCs under Windows (go on, cringe, all you 
  power users) would have been a wonderful option; as it is, its 
  functionality is no better than a number of PC packages that cost a 
  LOT less to maintain.
  
  I could, of course, be persuaded otherwise if someone were to solve 
  our X-Windows problem...?
  
  
                       Ed Rybicki, PhD  
        Dept Microbiology     |   ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za   
     University of Cape Town  | rybicki at uctvms.uct.ac.za
     Private Bag, Rondebosch  |  phone: x27-21-650-3265
        7700, South Africa    |   fax: x27-21-689 7573
      WWW URL: http://www.uct.ac.za/microbiology/ed.html      
                                          
      "Out here on the perimeter, there are no stars..."

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                     Ed Rybicki, PhD  
      Dept Microbiology     |   ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za   
   University of Cape Town  | rybicki at uctvms.uct.ac.za
   Private Bag, Rondebosch  |  phone: x27-21-650-3265
      7700, South Africa    |   fax: x27-21-689 7573
    WWW URL: http://www.uct.ac.za/microbiology/ed.html      
                                        
    "Out here on the perimeter, there are no stars..."



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