Jalview 2.4.0b2 bugfix release

Dear Jalviewers.

I'm pleased to announce that the Jalview applet and desktop application available from the Jalview download page (http://www.jalview.org/download.html) have been updated to the latest bug fix version, which was previously available from the 'release' branch of the jalview development version (http://www.jalview.org/versions.html).

This release fixes a number of minor issues with the previous 2.4 release, including issues related to the applet's performance on java 1.6.0u12+, the retrieval of multiple records from a sequence data source in the application, and problems with launching the installAnywhere version from the command line. Please see the release history page for full details (http://www.jalview.org/releaseHistory.html).

Usage Tracking with Google Analytics


This bugfix release also introduces usage statistics tracking, via Google Analytics (GA). On first launch of the application, you will be asked if you would like to enable this feature. Please see the Jalview privacy statement for more information (http://www.jalview.org/help/html/privacy.html).

We are very interested in recording when and how the Jalview desktop is used, and hope to use GA mechanism to record this information in an anonymous manner. This information, in addition to the www.jalview.org HTTP logs, will help us inform our funders - the BBSRC, and in the future, will inform our redesign of the Jalview user interface to make it even better.

The next Jalview Release
The development version of Jalview, available from http://www.jalview.org/versions.html now contains a number of new visualization features, including sequence logos, and score and label based sequence feature annotation colouring. I hope to incorporate these features into a new Jalview release scheduled for the last month of 2009, or early 2010. If you are interested in alpha/beta testing, please have a look at the latest version, and get in contact via jalview-discuss@jalview.org

Happy Jalviewing!

Jim Procter.

J. B. Procter (JALVIEW/ENFIN) Barton Bioinformatics Research Group
http://www.jalview.org http://www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk
The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.