Version 0.6.2

By January 12, 2012Release Notes From Blog

Changes in version 0.6.2 (Jan 12, 2012)

New Functionality

  • ORFs in sequences over 50 kb
  • Full sequence protein searches
  • SnapGene can now open MacVector files


  • Updated common features database to over 160 features.
  • You can now drag any file onto the SnapGene icon in the dock to open it, regardless of the file extension.
  • SnapGene now defaults to showing the Description panel when opening imported files. This is now configurable to all files, imported files, or never.
  • When unchecking a “Preview” checkbox (“Map & Sequence Options” and “Translation Options” dialogs) the document is restored to it’s original state.
  • If SnapGene is unable to decode any useful information from a file it no longer opens a 0bp sequence and instead shows a message to this effect.
  • Improved feature names when opening GenBank files.
  • The /lab_host qualifier is now used to populate the Laboratory Host Organism when opening GenBank files.
  • When importing from GenBank you now get an animated progress bar.
  • SnapGene now hides full-sequence features when opening GenBank files.
  • The LOCUS date is now used as the creation date when opening GenBank files.
  • Preserving the source organism of natural sequences when exporting to and then reimporting from GenBank.
  • PCR_primer features are now imported as Primers when opening SeqBuilder files.
  • Sped up application startup, scrolling in Sequence View, History View, and opening the various manipulation dialogs.
  • Enhanced look and feel of small ORFs in map view
  • Various color and textual enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed various bugs the effected opening RTF encoded files
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sequence, Features and Primers views from always scrolling to show the Next/Prev match
  • Fixed a bug that prevented importing from GenBank using various accession numbers.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in stop codons being counted as amino acids in Features View and feature tooltips.
  • Fixed a bug with importing reverse directional feature colors from ApE files.
  • Fixed bugs with importing feature visibility and color from SeqBuilder files.
  • Fixed a bug where when canceling out of the “Translation Options” dialog options were not reverted to their prior state.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented using the Sequence Class encoded in the LOCUS when opening a GenBank file.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the right end of the horizontal scroll bar below the various document views from being displayed properly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause tapping the search controls Next button to scroll to and select hidden matches (e.g. a feature that is not currently visible).
  • Fixed a bug with finding large numbers of matches for DNA queries in the bottom strand of generally long sequences.
  • Fixed a bug that caused stepping through protein search results to get stuck.
  • Fixed a bug with merging similar features
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the zoom range control from being wide enough to show the zoomed range when viewing very large sequences.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented completely exact degenerate queries (e.g. “NNNN”)
  • Fixed a bug where Feature translations were not updated when performing a same-sized DNA replacement.
  • Fixed a memory leak with regard to identifying the bundle path on OSX.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented removing unnecessary line breaks when opening GenBank files.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in paragraph indenting being lost when exporting and importing to GenBank.

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