[EMBOSS] EMBOSS 5.0.0 RPMs available

Ryan Golhar golharam at umdnj.edu
Mon Jul 23 15:56:43 UTC 2007

RPMs for EMBOSS 5.0.0 and the EMBASSY suite are now available at

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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

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


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