Dear Consortium Members and Affiliates,
Up in the morning' and out to school; the teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
Welcome back students. We hope your summer was long and enjoyable; now get back to work! We have news from our busy summer and details of the latest software update in the offing. Press on, gentle reader.
We are pleased to announce we have launched the new SBGrid Consortium website. In addition to the bug report and contact forms, we have a new, searchable software list with updated keywords. We also have some featured stories about SBGrid members and structural biology software developers. Check out the tales of structural biology, including swashbuckling biochemists, evil grant managers and wet lab technicians in distress.
Our next webinar will be hosted on September 27th at 1:00 PM EDT. The topic is "Hints, Tips and New Features for PyMOL v1.4" and Jason Vertrees is our speaker. This webinar was originally slated for August, but was unfortunately delayed. Please register here for this event. All SBGrid webinars will be announced on the news page of the new website.
Another new feature of our website is a listing of recent publications from SBGrid member labs. We are excited to see the tremendous scientific output of our members.
As a part of this software update, we are including the latest CCP4 version 6.2.0 and the latest ARP/wARP 7.2 task interface for CCP4. EMBLEM, the licensing arm of the EMBL, has asked that we no longer include ARP/wARP as a part of our base installation for non-profit and academic labs. The software continues to be free of charge, but labs are asked to individually acquire ARP/wARP licenses by requesting a license on the ARP/wARP website. Once you have submitted your license request, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting we add the software to your installation. Please include the site name of your software installation along with your request (i.e.
cat /programs/share/sitename). Thanks!
Hail, hail, rock and roll!
The following software updates should be available today.
Linux and Mac OS X Intel
CCP4 has been updated to version 6.2.0. This update includes all of the currently available patches for the 6.2.0 release. Documentation, tutorials and the rest are in their usual place on the CCP4 website.
ARP/wARP has been updated to version 7.2, and the task interface has installed into CCP4 6.2.0. Due to a request from EMBLEM, the licensing body for EMBL and funding group for ARP/wARP development, all sites must now have individual ARP/wARP licenses. You can request an ARP/wARP license
Coot has been updated to version 0.7-pre-1-r3638 or thereabouts. All Coot versions after 0.6.2 use the PDB version 3 dictionaries.
EMiP is a new package for EM image processing. The current version is 1.1. There is basic documentation online. Thanks to David Stokes at NYU for working with us to get this integrated.
IPLT is a new package for EM image processing. The installed version is revision 1863. The IPLT website has documentation and tutorials.
EPMR has been updated to version 11.02. There is a user guide on the EPMR website.
CNS has been updated to revision 6 of the 1.3 release. The CNS website is in its usual place.
Rcrane has been updated to version 0.8.
Imagemagick has been updated to version 6.7.1-6 and is now available in both the linux and OS X software branches.
Situs has been updated to 2.6.3. This version can read MRC and CCP4 map formats directly.
Ghostscript has been updated to 9.04.
MGLTools has been updated to version 1.5.6rc2. The MGLTools release announcement has details and links to other resources.
Image2000 has been updated to the 2010 release.
Dino3d has been updated to version 0.9.4.
Frealign has been updated to the 20110505 release of version 8.09.
Probe has been updated to version 2.13.110830.
Reduce has been updated to version 3.14.080821.
SnB has been updated to version 2.3.
XDrawChem is a new two-dimensional molecule drawing program. Version 1.9.9 is installed. Documentation is available from within the program.
Coot was crashing on i686 linux systems. The update resolved this problem. Reported by Sabuj Pattanayek at Vanderbilt.
O was crashing on linux systems running recent Nvidia driver versions due to STEREO being set incorrectly on these machines. The shell configuration was changed to fix this. Reported by Attilio de Falco, Cornell University.
Thanks for your bug reports!