New NCBI toolkit and new BLAST binaries

Tom Madden madden at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Wed May 3 12:48:00 EST 2000


A new version of the NCBI toolkit and new BLAST binaries have
been posted to the NCBI FTP site.  The toolkit is available at
ftp://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/toolbox/ncbi_tools/ and the BLAST binaries
are available at ftp://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/executables/


Notes for BLAST 2.0.12 release:

Enhancements:

1.) Bl2seq can now perform nucleotide-protein (blastx style)
comparisons.
This necessitated changing the '-p' option from a Boolean to a
string.  Valid arguments are "blastn", "blastp", or "blastx".

Bug fixes:

1.) A problem in the NCBI threads library that caused BLAST to sometimes

stick was corrected.  Many thanks to Haruna Cofer and colleauges at SGI
for providing a fix.

2.) A problem that caused BLAST to core-dump (especially on long
queries)
has been fixed.  Many thanks to Gary Williams for providing examples.

3.) A problem that prevented the search of multiple multivolume
databases
has been fixed.





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