vt100 interface still necessary
etzold at embl-heidelberg.de
Wed Mar 22 05:46:22 EST 1995
gbottu at ben.vub.ac.be (Guy Bottu) wrote:
> 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).
I am glad to announce that a proposal to the EMBnet to support
the development of a vt100 interface for srs4 was approved.
Gijs Schaftenaar at the CAOS/CAMM center in Nijmegen volunteered to
do the work and will use a combination of curses and tcl for the
implementation. He is confident that both are supported on all
platforms (unix, vms) where srs3.1 is currently installed.
We expect to see a first version in about 2 months and the goal is
to keep it very similar to the version 3.1 but I would like to encourage
people to send their thoughts about improving the vt100
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