[Biojava-l] BioJava 4.2.0 released

Jose Duarte jose.duarte at rcsb.org
Fri Mar 11 19:53:59 UTC 2016

BioJava 4.2.0 has been released and is available using Maven from Maven
Central as well as through manual download.

This release contains over 750 commits from 10 contributors.


BioJava 4.2.0 offers a few new features, as well as many bug-fixes. It is
the fist release that requires Java 1.7 as a minimum.

New Features:

* Secondary structure assignment full implementation (DSSP compatible)
* New SearchIO framework to interface blast (or blast-like) searches
* Unified StructureIdentifier framework
* More complete mmCIF and chemical components parsing: bonds, sites, charges
* Many improvements in symmetry detection code

About BioJava:

BioJava is a mature open-source project that provides a framework for
processing of biological data. BioJava contains powerful analysis and
statistical routines, tools for parsing common file formats, and packages
for manipulating sequences and 3D structures. It enables rapid
bioinformatics application development in the Java programming language.

Happy BioJava-ing!

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