[EMBOSS] EMBOSS 5.0.0 released

ajb at ebi.ac.uk ajb at ebi.ac.uk
Sun Jul 15 08:05:54 UTC 2007


EMBOSS 5.0.0 for UNIXen is now available from the usual ftp server i.e.


as the file EMBOSS-5.0.0.tar.gz . The EMBASSY packages are available
in the same directory. Remember that EMBASSY packages are tailored for
each major release of EMBASSY: do not try to reuse versions from
previous EMBOSS releases.

The sourceforge web pages will be updated tomorrow to show version 5
applications by default. For now they can be accessed explicitly at:

2) Windows

The Microsoft Windows version is now called mEMBOSS and installs with
a standalone version of Jemboss as a GUI; command line gurus can still
use a command window of course. You must first install Java from
java.sun.com (or java.com) and the vcredist_x86.exe file from the
EMBOSS ftp server or the Microsoft web site (N.B. the latter file is a
new version with the current release, previous releases from the ftp
server will not work). mEMBOSS and vcredist_x86.exe are available in:


Please use the name mEMBOSS (not EMBOSS or EMBOSSWIN) when asking any
questions about the Windows version on the EMBOSS mailing lists.
mEMBOSS has been developed under XP and tested under XP and VISTA, though
it will likely work under several other Windows versions.

3) Changes
See the ChangeLog file

4) Support libraries

UNIX users who use the optional PNG graphics should check that they
have a GD version 2 library (homepage www.libgd.org) installed. GD v1
libraries will not work correctly with EMBOSS 5.0.0. EMBOSS now uses
both PNG and GIF routines from the GD library. EMBOSS has been tested
using GD versions 2.0.33, 2.0.34 and 2.0.35, though some older version
2 libraries should also work.


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