clustalw/x 1.81 release

Julie THOMPSON-MAALOUM julie at titus.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Jun 8 07:58:15 EST 2000


                  Clustal W, Clustal X (Version 1.81) Release


Announcing a release of upgrades to the freely available Clustal W and X

multiple sequence alignment programs. Clustal X provides a windows
interface
(using the NCBI Vibrant toolkit) to Clustal W.

This release includes a number of bug fixes for ClustalX, plus the
ability
to write alignments and phylogenetic trees in Nexus format. The Nexus
format provides compatability with several popular phylogeny programs,
including PAUP and MacClade.

The main changes since Version 1.8 are:

- Alignments can now be saved in Nexus format, for compatibility with
PAUP,
  MacClade etc. Phylogenetic trees can also be saved in nexus format.

- A bug causing ClustalX to crash during cut-and-paste operations has
been fixed.

- A bug on PC systems, causing an error message when writing to files
with
  space characters in the filename has been fixed.

- The Quality Curve is now displayed as a bar chart, instead of a line
plot.

- A ClustalX icon has been added for MAC and PC systems.

- ClustalW/X now returns error codes for some common errors when
exiting. This
  may be useful for people who run clustalx automatically from within a
script.


Clustal W and versions of Clustal X for PowerMac, PC (32 bit), and UNIX
(Linux, Alpha, SGI, Sun) can be downloaded from several websites
including:

        IGBMC      ftp://ftp-igbmc.u-strasbg.fr/pub/
        EBI             ftp://ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/software/
                            and all sites with mirrors to the EBI

Problems with the 1.81 release may be reported to any of the authors,
including:

Julie Thompson            (julie at igbmc.u-strasbg.fr)
Toby Gibson                 (Toby.Gibson at EMBL-Heidelberg.de)
Des Higgins                  (des at chah.ucc.ie)
Francois Jeanmougin    (pingouin at logidee.com) especially for LINUX...


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                  POLICY ON COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CLUSTAL W/X

Clustal W/X is freely available to the user community. However, Clustal
W/X
is increasingly being distributed as part of commercial sequence
analysis
packages. To help us safeguard future maintenance and development,
commercial
distributors of Clustal W/X must take out a NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENCE.
Anyone
wishing to commercially distribute version 1.81 of Clustal W/X should
contact the
authors unless they have previously taken out a licence.

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