Dear SeqAn-Users and Developers,
We are happy to announce the new release of SeqAn 2.0.0.
We have many new features and applications for you and improved many parts in sense of usability, performance and stability.
For example, we have improved the usability and the performance of the I/O-modules. Now BAM-I/O supports parallel read and write operations. We improved automatic read/write operations for compressed file formats, like gzip, bzip2, etc..
We improved the performance of several data structures like the FMIndex, which runs now up to 4 times faster than the old version.
We extended the library with new features like the X-drop extensions for alignments allowing affine gap costs. We added a new realignment module as well as a translation module to translate amino acid alphabet into DNA alphabet.
We implemented many new apps like ANISE and BASIL for insert assembly, Fiona for read error correction, Yara an enhanced read aligner replacing Masai, and many many more.
With SeqAn 2.0.0 we moved the complete sources to GitHub, which enhances the development cycle in a great way. We improved our build system and added Continous Integration builds with Travis CI. We also updated and improved the API documentation (docs.seqan.de) and switched the tutorials to seqan.readthedocs.org.
git clone -b seqan-v2.0.0 https://github.com/seqan/seqan.git seqan-src
and start developing and having fun with SeqAn 2.0.0.
A note for SeqAn developers:
Many modules are backward compatible with the old release, however, we also included some API changes to unify and improve the interfaces of some modules, like the I/O-modules. If you want to switch to the new release it is likely that you have to slightly adapt your application. You can use the API documentation (docs.seqan.de) and the tutorials (seqan.readthedocs.org) to learn more about new interfaces and adapted modules. However, you can also keep track of the last stable release and update later if you want.
git clone -b seqan-v1.4.2 https://github.com/seqan/seqan.git seqan-src
to get a fresh clone or just switch to the correct branch within you existing clone:
git checkout tags/seqan-v1.4.2
and nothing changes for you.
We thank all people involved in the new release for their hard and awesome work.
The SeqAn Team