[Jalview-discuss] Alignment server access is missing under "Web Services" in Jalview 2.7
jprocter at compbio.dundee.ac.uk
Sat Oct 1 12:41:59 BST 2011
On 30/09/2011 20:02, Carville G. Bevans III, Ph.D. wrote:
> Since you mentioned the lack of backwards file compatibility from
> Jalview 2.7 to 2.6, are the files created with 2.6 and earlier
> versions compatible with 2.7?
yes. earlier projects can be imported into 2.7. That is something I
consider to be essential for every new Jalview release. Occasionally,
you will find that the data in the file appears slightly differently in
the new release, this is often where Jalview has had to guess the
default visualization style for something that wasn't supported in
earlier releases (structure colouring is one example where this happens
> And, once earlier version files are opened and resaved in 2.7, will
> the files still open and be usable in version 2.6?
no. Version 2.7 files are not backwardly compatible, and version 2.7
cannot write older Jalview project files, so you really have no choice
but to use version 2.7 on all machines.
> Thanks, in advance, for all your effort towards rectifying the Java
> version usage. I hope it's not a lot of work. Also, you might want
> to have Jalview show a splash screen to alert users of 2.7 that
> they're running on Java 1.5 and to upgrade (if possible) to the newer
yes. I had thought about that, although in many cases, Jalview should
simply fail to launch if the version of Java available is too old, but
this may not be the case with the InstallAnywhere release, or when
people are using a local JNLP file to launch jalview that has not been
updated to the latest version (which includes the v1.6 minimum version
of java requirement).
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