[Biococoa-dev] BioCocoa 2.0 release
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Thu Aug 10 01:55:52 EDT 2006
This seems to be the original press release, not the updated one (see
BioCocoa 2: an open-source Cocoa framework for molecular biology
SAN FRANCISCO -- August 9, 2006 -- The BioCocoa team is pleased to
announce the release of BioCocoa 2.0
BioCocoa is an open-source framework for bioinformatics written in
Objective-C. It intends to provide Cocoa programmers with a full
tools for handling and manipulating biological sequences.
The new release includes:
* A set of easy-to-use, yet powerful model objects representing
* I/O classes to import and export sequences to and from a variety of
commonly used formats, eg swiss-prot, ncbi, fasta, nexus,...
* Tools to manipulate and obtain information about sequences
* An NSTextView subclass designed for sequence display
Initially started as framework to read and write the plethora of
available sequence file formats, BioCocoa is now evolving into a more
general bioframework leveraging the power of the Objective-C language
and Cocoa frameworks.
More information and documentation about the framework is available
The framework can be downloaded directly at: http://
The BioCocoa project has been founded by Peter Schols and has been
expanded to include developers from around the world, including Koen
van der Drift, Alexander Griekspoor, Charles Parnot and Philipp
Seibel. The team welcomes new developers with a background in life
sciences or bioinformatics and aims to make BioCocoa a sibling of
other OpenBio.org projects such as BioJava, BioPerl, and BioRuby.
On 08 Aug 2006, at 19:04, Koen van der Drift wrote:
> The BioCocoa team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0
> of the BioCocoa framework.
> BioCocoa is an open source Cocoa framework for bioinformatics
> written in Objective-C. We intend to provide Cocoa programmers with
> a full suite of tools for handling and manipulating biological
> This new release is a complete rewrite of the original BioCocoa
> framework which was written by Peter Schols.
> The new release includes:
> • A set of model objects to represent biological sequences that are
> both easy to use, yet very powerful and lightweight.
> • I/O classes to import and export sequences to and from a variety
> of commonly used formats, eg swiss-prot, ncbi, fasta.
> • Tools to manipulate and obtain information about sequences.
> • An NSTextView based class to display sequences.
> Initially started as framework to read and write the plethora of
> available sequence file formats, we continue to work to make
> BioCocoa a more general bioframework leveraging the power of the
> Objective-C language and Cocoa frameworks. Eventually, we aspire to
> become siblings of OpenBio.org projects such as BioJava, BioPerl,
> and BioRuby.
> For more information and to download the framework, please visit
> our website: http://bioinformatics.org/biococoa/
> Biococoa-dev mailing list
> Biococoa-dev at bioinformatics.org
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