Friday, September 08, 2006

BioJava 1.5 beta released

Martin Szugat reported that a beta for BioJava 1.5 has been released. New features include: a new biojavax package with extension on the basic functionlity, such as the RichSequence.IOTools and the RichSequence object; a genetic algorithm library; features that allow manipulation of 3D structure files and objects; and non-HMM implementations of the NW and SW alignment algorithms. The announcement also mentions a new package for handling external processes (org.biojava.utils.process); I am wondering what that is about. I will upload this beta to Bioclipse trunk/bc_biojava/ shortly, so that we can play with it.