We have been working on a completely new version of SequenceServer. The installation and whole underlying logic and output have been completely rewritten from scratch and there’s tons of new features:
- Graphical overview of search results per query.
- Drag and drop a FASTA file to use sequences from a file.
- View sequence and download FASTA of a single hit, selected hits, or all
hits (upto 30 hits).
- Download XML and Tabular report (standard 12 column or all 44 columns).
- Ability to add custom links for each hit (we will post a howto on this
- Several new options to the command line interface.
We are targeting to push a stable release soon. But before we do so, we would like to hear how you all like the new features and new face of SequenceServer, what we have missed and what we can improve. So we have made a “pre-release”.
To give it a test run:
$ gem install --pre sequenceserver
This will install all necessary dependencies. Please back up your
.sequenceserver.conf file just in case.
We have also setup a demo at http://antgenomes.org/sequenceserver/ but we are expecting a bit of a downtime over the weekend due to scheduled power outage.
Additionally, we have made it 1000x easier than before to get started with
SequenceServer. SequenceServer can now automatically download BLAST+ binaries, ask for the location of FASTA files (or BLAST+ databases), and offer to create BLAST+ databases from FASTA files. “Setup wizard” can be used to configure multiple instances of SequenceServer as well (run ‘sequenceserver -c path/to/where/new/config/should/be/written’).
Our browser compatibility has changed with regards to Internet Explorer (IE). We expect IE10 and above. Some functionality will be broken on IE9 and some more on IE8.
On the server side we are compatible Ruby 1.8.7 - 2.2.0. Just that the pre-rlease version number may create issue with older RubyGems, easily fixed by running:
$ [sudo] gem update --system
We hope you enjoy the new SequenceServer and look forward to hear your feedback.