Announce: X GUI for EMBOSS V0.5

Thomas Siegmund sgmd at
Tue Jul 10 08:36:25 UTC 2001

Dear all,

a few months ago I announced my plan to build a X Window GUI for EMBOSS based 
on Kaptain and QT/KDE. Today I'd like to inform you that I have made some 
progress with it. Version 0.5 of EMBOSS.kaptn is available at .

Version 0.5
- Covering 50 EMBOSS applications with (almost) all options
- Integrated EMBOSS help system
- Use new regexpression features of Kaptain 0.6. This allows fallback
  to EMBOSS defaults, if text input fields for parameters like "-outfile"
  are empty.
- Files can be selected by drag & drop
- Addition of embosslauncher, a tool to set the working directory and to run
  different EMBOSS applications with the same sequence file
- Simple install script
Version 0.1
- First simple GUIs for 12 EMBOSS applications
- First public announcement at emboss at

Please give it a try and let me know what you think.

With best regards


Thomas Siegmund
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Genetik
Arnimallee 7
14195 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 838 54868
Fax: +49 30 838 54395

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