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ACEDB program version 4_1
Version 4_1 of acedb is now available. This is a full release of the
latest version of acedb.
A large number of bugs has been fixed from the initial version 4_0b4
release (see wdoc/bugs.4 and wdoc/bugs.4.fixed for details). As well
as program bugs we believe we have fixed the installation problems for
SunOS and Solaris machines (it works on the machines we can find, but
these things always catch you out...).
If you used the previous beta release, 4_0b4, then your wspec/ and
data/ files will be completely compatible, but you must remake the
database from scratch from update files or .ace files. Otherwise (1)
dates will not print properly (they would never have reliably using
the 4_0 system), and (2) the global search facility would not work
properly (it didn't under 4_0).
The official ftp sites are:
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (220.127.116.11) in the USA, in repository/acedb
ftp.sanger.ac.uk in England, in pub/acedb
lirmm.lirmm.fr (18.104.22.168) in France, in directory genome/acedb
See the files README and NOTES in these directories for further
The official acedb documentation site is at
http://probe.nalusda.gov:8000/acedocs/index.html (thanks Sam
Cartinhour and Doug Bigwood).
Richard Durbin (rd at sanger.ac.uk)
Jean Thierry-Mieg (mieg at kaa.cnrs-mop.fr)