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The Bioinformatics.Org project management software includes a way to manage file releases, e.g., a new version of a software application.

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Uploading the file to be released

This step must be completed before going to the upload form.

Anonymous FTP is once again being supported for file uploads. Use the username "anonymous" along with your email address as the password.

Project administrators can also access the "incoming" directory using SCP or SFTP. The following Unix SCP command is an example:

   $ scp myrelease myusername@bioinformatics.org:/ftproot/incoming/

If you're using Windows, FileZilla offers a graphical interface.

For more information on SSH, please visit http://www.openssh.org/.

Accepted file types

Your file must be of the following recognized filetypes (identified by the file extension):

Extension      Filetype
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.diff.gz       diff/gz
.exe           Windows exectable
.EXE           Windows executable
.jar           Java archive
.lsm           Linux software map
.pdb           Palm Pilot
.pl            Perl
.py            Python
.sig           Signature file
.tar.bz2       bzipped tarball
.tar.gz        gzipped tarball
.zip           zip archive
.bz2           bzipped file
.gz            gzipped file
.i386.rpm      i386 RPM
.alpha.rpm     Alpha RPM
.src.rpm       Source RPM
.rpm           RPM
.deb           Debain .deb file
.sh            Shell script
.bin           Binary executable
.xls           MS Excel spreadsheet

Selecting the file

Once you have uploaded the file, select your file from the pull-down menu and submit. If you do not see your file listed, then reload the form.

Important: You may see files here from other projects. Please do not add them to your own project. Also, files more than one hour old are purged from the "incoming" directory every minute.

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