JBrowse 1.6.5 bugfix release

I’m pleased to announce the release of JBrowse 1.6.5, containing some small new features, plus fixes for some issues in the 1.6.4 release.

Files for download:

Changes in this release:

  • The location box now shows the length of the currently visible
    region in parentheses. For example: ctgB:1244..3566 (2.32 Kb).
    Thanks to Karsten Hokamp for the suggestion!
  • The arrow keys on the keyboard can now be used to pan and scroll
    around the genome view.
  • Wiggle track mouseover cursors now display the score with only 6
    significant digits, avoiding confusion over approximations
    introduced by scores being converted to IEEE floating-point numbers
    (as for BigWig files) and back to text.
  • The faceted track selector now renders any HTML that may be present
    in the track metadata by default. To turn this off, it now accepts
    an escapeHTMLInData option that, if set to true or 1, will
    not render the HTML, but will instead display the raw code
    (issue #145).
  • Upgraded to a more recent version of jszlib, which contains some
    important bugfixes (issue #157).
  • Fixed bug dealing with very large regions with the same value in
    canvas-based Wiggle tracks (also issue #157).
  • prepare-refseqs.pl now by default uses a more scalable directory
    structure for storing sequences. This fixes problems some users
    were experiencing with large numbers of reference sequences
    (issue #139).
  • ucsc-to-json.pl now supports a --primaryName option allowing
    the users to alter which UCSC data field is displayed by JBrowse as
    the primary name of the features in a track. Also,
    ucsc-to-json.pl now treats as indexable names all UCSC data
    columns called “name”, “alias”, or “id” followed by zero or more
    digits. Thanks to Steffi Geisen for this suggestion.
  • Fixed “Duplicate specification” warnings coming from
    flatfile-to-json.pl and remove-track.pl.
  • Fixed bugs in which both the first few and the last few bases of a
    reference sequence were not displaying correctly in a DNA track.

About Robert Buels

JBrowse Lead Developer
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