[Molvis-list] Mac Downloads of New PE's / Mac bugs

Eric Martz emartz at microbio.umass.edu
Fri Jan 28 11:22:30 EST 2005

Downloadable "Unstuffers" for Macintoshes are now available for Protein 
Explorer (PE) 2.45 Beta and 2.7 Alpha. Go to http://proteinexplorer.org and 
click on Download (gray box on right). (Downloads for Windows were 
available yesterday.)

In PE 2.7, Presentations in PE (PiPEs) don't work on the Mac due to a 
Mac-specific bug (to be fixed in the next release). However, the Undo 
button, and Saving and Restoring View-Scripts work just fine on Macs. 
Therefore, PE 2.7 is quite advantageous for Mac users despite the temporary 
problem with PiPEs.

Another Mac-specific bug is that the PE 2.7 Save View dialog offers the 
command script only in PiPE format. There is a checkbox to change the 
format to "plain script" but this doesn't work yet on Macs. You can still 
save a view to the PE View Clipboard (which lasts only the duration of the 
session) and restore it. If you want to save the script to a disk file, 
you'll simply need to strip the "!" from the front of every line (Find and 
Replace in a text editor), and delete the first line (which begins "!spt").

If anyone wants to install PE on an intranet server (preferably a URL not 
available worldwide, because of resulting confusion in Google searches), 
please contact me for tar.gz files.

Eric Martz, Professor Emeritus, Dept Microbiology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA US

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