GenomeView 1.7.7 released

Version 1.7.7 of GenomeView has been made publicly available. In this released we focused on improving the performance on larger data sets. The goal was to load the entire Arabidopsis thaliana genome with all annotation that is available at TAIR. This is over 120 megabases of sequence and over 530,000 features. To keep the GUI responsive we implemented a number of graceful degradation measures to limit the number of features that should be painted on the screen. Also the number of internal updates has been optimized to improve the speed of the GUI.

We have also implemented some other new features:

  • Loading multiple files at once from file selection box
  • Added a parser for Blast -m8 output.
  • Fixed a bug where selection were not correctly reset when you switched entries