JBrowse 1.7.3 bugfix release

JBrowse 1.7.3 has been released, containing fixes for some more issues found in the 1.7.2 release and earlier.  Remote BAM access is rather difficult to get right, thanks very much to the people who continue to step forward to report and help correct problems with JBrowse displaying their BAM data.

Files for download:

Changes in this release:

  • Fixed several more bugs in the BAM data backend that prevented
    display of some BAM files. Thanks to Gleb Kuznetzov for help in
    isolating these.
  • Fixed bug in display of faceted track selector in which the facet
    titles were taking up too much vertical height. Thanks to Steffi
    Geisen for pointing this out.
  • “Alignments” tracks now parse an alignment’s CIGAR string if it
    does not have an MD field, and display mismatches and skipped
    sequence regions (particularly important for RNA-seq alignments).
    Thanks to Gregg Helt for providing the sample dataset used to test
  • Added support for a showReverseStrand config variable to Sequence
    track that, if set to false, turns off display of the reverse
    sequence strand.
  • “Alignments” tracks now show reads with missing mate pairs with a
    red crosshatched pattern instead of with a red border.
  • Added an Apache .htaccess file to the JBrowse root directory that
    enabled CORS by default for all files under it, if AllowOverride is
  • Fixed bug in which the vertical scroll position can sometimes be
    set too far down when zooming in and out.
  • Fixed some bugs in server-side formatting code for feature tracks:
    data was recorded multiple times in JSON files in some
    circumstances. Thanks to Volodymyr Zavidovych and Steffi Geisen
    for pointing this out.

About Robert Buels

JBrowse Lead Developer
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