Author Archives: Robert Buels

About Robert Buels

JBrowse Lead Developer

@rbuels and JBrowse at the Semantic Web BioHackathon 2012

I had the great honor of being invited to the BioHackathon 2012, held this past week in Toyama, Japan and funded by Japan’s National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) and Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS).  It’s been an exhausting week … Continue reading

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JBrowse 1.6.1 bugfix release

JBrowse 1.6.1 has been released, containing fixes for some small issues in the 1.6.0 release. Files for download: JBrowse-1.6.1-min.zip – 2.8M JBrowse-1.6.1-full.zip – 27.3M Changes in this release: JBrowse now attempts to prevent feature labels being obscured by track labels by keeping … Continue reading

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JBrowse 1.6.0 released, includes feature descriptions and more!

I’m very pleased to announce the release of JBrowse 1.6.0! This release is not quite as major as the previous two releases, but there are still some nice things added. As usual, this release comes in two flavors: the “minimal” … Continue reading

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JBrowse 1.5.0 released, includes direct BigWig access!

I’m very pleased to announce the release of JBrowse 1.5.0! There are three headline features in this release. First, we’ve integrated a direct-access BigWig data backend, adapted from the Dalliance Genome Explorer that can read wiggle data directly from compressed … Continue reading

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JBrowse 1.4.2 released

JBrowse 1.4.2 has been released, containing some small fixes for issues in the 1.4.1 release. JBrowse-1.4.2-min.zip – 2.6M JBrowse-1.4.2-full.zip – 5.5M Changes in this release: Restore support for histScale, subfeatureScale, and labelScale in –clientConfig command-line options and track configuration JSON. Thanks to … Continue reading

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JBrowse 1.4.1 released

JBrowse 1.4.1 has been released, containing some small fixes for issues in the 1.4.0 release. JBrowse-1.4.1-min.zip – 2.6M JBrowse-1.4.1-full.zip – 5.5M Changes in this release: Made displayColumns option for the faceted track selector case-insensitive, and interpret a column name of “Name” as … Continue reading

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JBrowse 1.4.0 released, includes faceted track selection!

JBrowse 1.4.0 has been released!  There are two headline features in this release: a new, extremely powerful faceted track selector that makes it easy for users to search through hundreds or thousands of tracks based on their metadata, and much better support … Continue reading

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Poliovirus / XRate demo by Oscar Westesson

Oscar Westesson has contributed a nice demonstration of using JBrowse 1.2.1 to display and compare performance of four different XRate grammars on the poliovirus genome. View demo Download .zip (35M) Thanks Oscar!

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JBrowse 1.3.1 released

JBrowse 1.3.1 has been released, this is a minor release with fixes for some bugs found in 1.3.0. JBrowse-1.3.1-min.zip – 2.0MB Includes all that is needed for running JBrowse and formatting your own data. JBrowse-1.3.1-full.zip – 4.7MB Includes developer API documentation, … Continue reading

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JBrowse 1.3.0, a major release!

JBrowse version 1.3.0 has arrived! We have a long list of improvements in this release, some of which have been a long time coming.  It’s full speed ahead from here: more major new features are just around the corner! This … Continue reading

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