Release Notes

You can find here the new features and modifications done on Assemble2 for the different releases:

Assemble2 1.2:

  • a messaging system to assist the user,
  • the ability to send bug reports,
  • the availability of several tutorials based on the brand new messaging system,
  • the availability of tootips for the icons bars,
  • the ability to translate selected helices when the 2D is unlocked,
  • the release of several plugins:
    • load data directly from the Nucleic Acid Database,
    • load data directly from the RNACentral websites,
    • submit the current RNA sequence to the mfold Web server and load back the 2D predictions.
  • data loaded directly from databases (PDB, RFAM, SSTRAND,...) will now be listed in the menu "Load Recent..."

Assemble2 1.1:

  • new color themes based on ColorBrewer,
  • a multiple selection from the secondary structure navigator can be colored at one go,
  • residues selected in the 2D panel keep their original color. The selection is now based on color transparency,
  • in the 2D toolbar, the eye icon allows to hide/display all the labels (absolute positions of residues, residue characters,...),
  • the secondary structure can be centered on the selection,
  • if a recent file is not anymore available, it is automatically removed from the menu "Load Recent...",
  • the algorithm inferring a new 2D and 3D from a structural alignment has been fixed. The 2D structure is inferred first, then the tertiary interactions are added if their residues are conserved between the reference and target sequences,
  • Assemble2 can be configured to not launch Chimera at startup and to not pop up the lateral panels automatically,
  • two new icons have been added in the 2D toolbar: (i) one to clip the 2D to the upper-left corner of the canvas and (ii) one to make a screenshot of the 2D as a PNG file.
Fabrice Jossinet, PhD | University of Strasbourg, ARN | UPR 9002 of CNRS | f[dot]jossinet[at]ibmc-cnrs[dot]unistra[dot]fr