ANNOUNCEMENT: ShadyBox version 2.0.1

Camson Huynh chuynh at
Sun Jun 4 21:37:57 EST 1995

ShadyBox Version 2.0.1

ShadyBox is a drawing program which enables you to box and shade regular
and irregular shaped segments of aligned multiple sequences.  It was
designed with the intention of producing PostScript output suitable for use
in publications.

Version 2.0.1 was implemented with colour features. It is now possible to
colour regions of sequences, individual residues or residues of specified
frequency. Regions may be shaded with colour or the residues themselves may
be coloured.

GreyScale is available for those wishing to use it.

ShadyBox accepts either an MSF (Multiple Sequence File), a Pretty or a
Macaw formats.

MSF files are produced by the GCG program Pileup or by ClustalW.  Pretty
files are produced by the GCG program Pretty and may include a consensus
sequence. Macaw files are produced by the Macintosh multiple sequence
alignment program, Macaw.

ShadyBox allows you to generate a PostScript file in which you can display
and print the box and shade regions.

 * scrolling fixed, also scrollbars now is static.
 * resize events, expose events of drawing area fixed.
 * redisplay of sequences after expose or resize events fixed.
 * undo a clear function fixed.
 * bug in boxall fixed.
 * bug in load saved file fixed.
 * bug in load previously saved boxall figures fixed.
 * some of the memory problems fixed.
 * lots of minor bug fixes.

New Features in version 2.0.1:

 * ShadyBox now supports colour shades, colour residues, etc....
 * New functions added. For a list of new functions, see shadyboxes.txt help. 
 * Uses a DYNAMIC COLOUR SCALE supplied by libXG.a enhancement version.
 * Uses SHADYBOX_HLPDIR environment variable to track shadyboxes.txt help.
 * Uses SHADYBOX_ALSDIR environment variable to track alscript programs.
 * Uses SHADYBOX_PS     environment variable for external postscript viewer.
                        It's default is ghostview.

ShadyBox Version 2.0.1
    (c) Copyright 1995 Camson Huynh,
    ANGIS (Australian National Genomic Information Service )

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
supporting documentation.  This software is provided "AS IS" without
express or implied warranty.


	Motif 1.X.
	X11 R4 or later.
	libXG enhanced version. ( Tarred together within this version )
		Information on libXG can be found in the libxg directory when untarred
	Alscript. ( Tarred together within this version )
		Information on alscript can be found in the alscript145 directory when
		untarred ShadyBox.

ShadyBox has been tested and run successfully on SunOS 4.1.3 and Sun
Solaris 2.X.  It may run on other platforms aswell.


Solaris platform :
    ShadyBox-2.0.1.sol.tar.gz or ShadyBox-2.0.1.sol.tar.Z

Other platforms :
    ShadyBox-2.0.1.tar.gz or ShadyBox-2.0.1.tar.Z


ANGIS (The Australian National Genomic Information Service)
University of Sydney,

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