EofD 1 available by ftp

FlyBase Project Members flybase at morgan.harvard.edu
Wed Aug 30 12:03:51 EST 1995


			Encyclopaedia of Drosophila
                                Release  1 
                                April 1995

This Spring the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP) and FlyBase
produced the Encyclopaedia of Drosophila (EofD).  The EofD is a powerful
graphical interface browsing and querying tool based on the ACEDB
software first developed for the C. elegans database.  Multiple data sets
are displayed on chromosomal maps in which text descriptions of data
items are displayed on command by mouse-driven "pointing and clicking".
We distributed free copies of a CD-ROM for Macintosh computers at the
annual Drosophila Research Conference in Atlanta, and have made the
CD-ROMs and user guides available for a nominal fee.

The first EofD release is now available by ftp from the IUBio/FlyBase
server.  It is found in versions not only for the Mac, but also for Sun
SPARCstations, DEC Alpha workstations, and SGI Iris workstations.

EofD Release 1.0 requires approximately 450 MB of disk space to install
in its complete form.  It also needs about 32 megabytes or more of memory
to run effectively.

This EofD is available over the Internet from the server
flybase.bio.indiana.edu using FTP in this way:

    ftp flybase.bio.indiana.edu
      user: eofd
      password: FlyBase
      binary                     (set binary ftp mode)
      cd docs
      get Readme.eofd            (get current instructions and read )

to get instructions for the Sun SPARCstation version:

      cd docs                   (if you haven't already done so)
      get Readme.sun

to get instructions for the Silicon Graphics version:

      cd docs                   (if you haven't already done so)
      get Readme.sgi

to get instructions for the DEC alpha version:

      cd docs                   (if you haven't already done so)
      get Readme.dec

to get instructions for the Macintosh version:

      cd docs                   (if you haven't already done so)
      get Readme.mac


Inquiries concerning purchases of the Macintosh CDROM version
may be made by telephone to Ms. Dawn Palmer at (617) 495-2906 or 
fax at (617) 495-9300 or by email to eofd-sales at morgan.harvard.edu.

If you would like to receive any of the current Readme instruction
files by email, simply mail your request to EofD-help at morgan.harvard.edu.




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