Perhaps like some of you I didn't upgrade to version 9 when it first
came out -- partially due to the lack of EGCG programs and partially due
to the lack of source code so that I could keep some in-house
improvements to the package. And, perhaps like some of you, I have
finally been forced to upgrade because Blast no longer works and because
my users are clamoring for some of the new version 9 programs. But at
the same time my users also insist that the older programs (e.g.,
"PrettyBox" "PrettyPlot") be kept running. My solution is to create a
command script for each old program that silently switches my users from
version 9 to version 8, runs the program, and then switches them back to
version 9. This works for most applications so long as I make version 9
look at the version 8 sequence databases.
I know that this is a rather obvious tactic to use, but if this
so-called "version 8 compatibility mode" idea helps out one other system
manager then, IMHO, this post will be worthwhile.
Rick Westerman System Manager of the Ag Campus Lab. for
westerm at purdue.edu Computational Biology (ACLCB) & Sys. Mgr.
Phone: (317) 494-0505 of the Biochemistry department BCHM bldg.
FAX: (317) 494-7897 Purdue Univ. W. Lafayette, IN 47907