[Bioclusters] Reorganization of BLAST Bi naries FTP site

Joe Landman bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
15 Jul 2003 15:46:14 -0400

Thought this would be good to pass on.

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Subject: [blast-announce] [blast-announce #034] Reorganization of BLAST Bi naries FTP site.
Date: 15 Jul 2003 15:07:31 -0400

On or about August 15th 2003 NCBI will make changes to the directory
structure for the FTP site of BLAST binaries. This will include the
Standalone BLAST Binaries, blastcl3 client and the WWW BLAST Server
programs. No changes will be made to the database files as they exist now. 

There will be a subdirectory under the /blast/executables/ FTP directory
called /release/. The release/ subdir will contain all releases and will be
indexed by version number. Example:


If major bugs are discovered between releases, fixes will be made available
in a /snapshot/ directory. The /snapshot/ directory will contain fixes
indexed by date the binary was updated. For example: 


These binaries should only be used if the functionality you need is not in
the current release. Announcements concerning changes to release will be
made through the BLAST-Announce e-mail service

Files will also be renamed to better reflect the program, version, and
operating system. For example: blast-2.2.6-powerpc-macos9.hqx is the
executable for Standalone BLAST version 2.2.6, for Mac OS9. Similarly
netblast-2.2.4-powerpc-macos9.hqx and
wwwblast-20030509-powerpc-macosx.tar.gz for the blastcl3 client and WWW
BLAST server respectively.

These changes apply only to the binaries for NCBI tools and programs.

If you have any questions please contact blast-help@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Scalable Informatics LLC,
email: landman@scalableinformatics.com
web  : http://scalableinformatics.com
phone: +1 734 612 4615