SeqWeb and Win2000 support

Rick Westerman westerman at purdue.edu
Tue Jul 10 11:54:04 EST 2001

Michael Black wrote:

> I had not even noticed these issues in the documentation.  We run
> GCG/SeqLab/SeqWeb on SGI Origin 200s, so it's not an issue for me.

    Are you saying that all of your SeqWeb users use the SGIs for their web
browsing? If so why don't they all use SeqLab instead of SeqWeb since they would
be familair and comfortable with X-windows?

     I suspect that this is not what you mean.  Rather I suspect that you, like
most of us, have a plethora of different machines and OSes that the users
utilize to access SeqWeb.   In which case, if you have users that run their web
browsers on Win2000/ME then SeqWeb support on these machines is an issue.

     My SeqWeb server runs on a Sun.  This isn't the support issue.  Rather it
is the client OS support that is important. Why SeqWeb is so restrictive as to
what client OS and browser it requires is a mystery to me.  Most other web pages
aren't that restrictive.  But as long as SeqWeb is supported in some Win2000
browser then we can live with the restrictions.

    >And I hope they push forward with version 11.0 quickly - some of the

> size/length limitations in the current GCG are ridiculously restrictive in
> today's genomic age.

Amen to that.

-- Rick
westerman at purdue.edu

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