A new release of the fasta searching package - version 1.5 -
has been available for downloading from the uvaarpa.virginia.EDU
anonymous ftp host for several months. Yesterday a subtle bug in
the software was reported that caused the program to core dump on rare
occasions. I do not believe that the bug would have caused
high-scoring sequences to be missed. This bug has been fixed, and
version 1.5 users are encouraged to get the current version (1.5a) from
uvaarpa.virginia.EDU. If you do not have internet access, I can send
copies via electronic mail.
Fasta1.4 does not have this bug (or any others that I know of).
Version 1.5 offers several additional options for searching and for more
flexible library handling. Version 1.4 is more mature, having been available
with only minor modifications (to keep up with increasing library sizes)
for almost two years.