Dear Consortium Members and Affiliates,
We have a small update for you this month as the summer winds down. Included in this update are PHENIX, CCP4mg, ClustalW, ClustalX and SPIDER.
The following software updates should be available this morning:
Linux and Mac OS X (PPC and Intel)
PHENIX has been updated to version 1.3-final. This version includes several bug fixes and should work on both OS X 10.4 and 10.5. Click through to the PHENIX website and change log for more details.
CCP4mg has been updated to version 1.1.1. This is primarily a bug fix release. You can see a full list of features on the CCP4mg website.
ClustalW has been updated to version 2.09, and its accompanying graphical user interface ClustalX was upgraded at the same time. This 2.x releases include many bug fixes and small improvements over the previous 1.x series. The Clustal website contains more details as well as the change log.
Mac OS X Intel and Linux only
SPIDER has been updated to version 16.04. This version fixes a bug in the last OS X Intel version relating to GOTO statements in SPIDER scripts. Under Linux, you can call 'web' directly and get an 8-bit color web window on your standard 24-bit color depth desktop. This works fine for the most part, but the submenus will be drawn in black, so their text can't be read. If you want to experience web in its full 8-bit glory, you can run 'web-8-wrapper', which will automatically start an 8-bit color depth VNC session and then run web inside the new window.
'web' also has wrappers for OS X 10.4 that handle automatic start up and shutdown of an 8-bit color depth X11 session, but unfortunately due to the updates to X11 in OS X 10.5 which broke 8-bit color support, we don't currently have a way to run web on OS X Leopard.
We hope to have an OS X PowerPC version of SPIDER available for our next update. SPIDER release notes and documentation are online.