vt100 interface still necessary

Guy Bottu gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be
Tue Mar 14 09:12:06 EST 1995


Recently, there has been a discussion whether the vt100 interface for
SRS should not be abandonned. An important issue in this debate is that,
at the present, there are a number of things that you cannot do with the
WWW interface :
	- save all the entries of a set in separate files with one
		command (with vt100 you use CopySet)
	- obtain a sequence range defined relative to a feature
		(e.g. the 10 bases upstream and downstream of
		an intron-exon boundary). 

That is why at the BEN site we have a computer with SRS 4 with WWW
interface under OSF/1 and another computer with SRS 3 with vt100
interface under SunOS. This is an unpleasant intermediary situation,
the more that the indexation of SRS 3 often crashes.
Therefore, it would be a good thing if the vt100 interface for
SRS 4 were ready, or if the WWW interface could be rendered as
flexible as the vt100 interface.

Has somebody a comment about that ?

	Guy Bottu





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