Version 2.8.0b1

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters of support last year for our application to the BBSRC, we should hear the outcome in the next couple of months.

We are now applying to the Wellcome Trust to renew funding to support Jalview's use in biomedical sequence analysis, including interpretation of genomic variation and long read RNA data (e.g. Nanopore) at the protein coding level. If you would like Jalview to continue to develop and be supported then please take a few minutes to write us a support letter saying how you use Jalview in your research/teaching.

Write as a PDF including your institution's heading and send to: by Friday 22nd March 2019.

Thank you!

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New Features

  • Trusted certificates for JalviewLite applet and Jalview Desktop application
    Certificate was donated by Certum to the Jalview open source project).
  • Jalview SRS links replaced by Uniprot and EBI-search
  • Output in Stockholm format
  • Allow import of data from gzipped files
  • Export/import group and sequence associated line graph thresholds
  • Nucleotide substitution matrix that supports RNA and ambiguity codes
  • Allow disorder predictions to be made on the current selection (or visible selection) in the same way that JPred works
  • Groovy scripting for headless jalview operation

Bugs resolved

  • Slow scrolling when lots of annotation rows are displayed
  • Lots of NPE (and slowness) after creating RNA secondary structure annotation line
  • Sequence database accessions not imported when fetching alignments from Rfam
  • Incorrect SHMR submission for sequences with identical IDs
  • View all structures does not always superpose structures
  • Option widgets in service parameters not updated to reflect user or preset settings
  • Null pointer exceptions for some services without presets or adjustable parameters
  • Discover PDB IDs entry in structure menu doesn't discover PDB xRefs
  • Exception encountered while trying to retrieve features with DAS
  • Lowest value in annotation row isn't coloured when colour by annotation (per sequence) is coloured
  • Keyboard mode P jumps to start of gapped region when residue follows a gap
  • Jalview appears to hang importing an alignment with Wrap as default or after enabling Wrap
  • 'Right click to add annotations' message shown in wrap mode when no annotations present
  • Disorder predictions fail with NPE if no automatic annotation already exists on alignment
  • oninit javascript function should be called after initialisation completes
  • Remove redundancy after disorder prediction corrupts alignment window display
  • Example annotation file in documentation is invalid
  • Grouped line graph annotation rows are not exported to annotation file
  • Multi-harmony analysis cannot be run when only two groups created
  • Cannot create multiple groups of line graphs with several 'combine' statements in annotation file
  • Pressing return several times causes Number Format exceptions in keyboard mode
  • Multi-harmony (SHMMR) method doesn't submit correct partitions for input data
  • Translation from DNA to Amino Acids fails
  • Jalview fail to load newick tree with quoted label
  • --headless flag isn't understood
  • ClassCastException when generating EPS in headless mode
  • Adjusting sequence-associated shading threshold only changes one row's threshold
  • Preferences and Feature settings panel panel doesn't open


  • Upgrade desktop installer to InstallAnywhere 2013
  • COMBINE statement uses current SEQUENCE_REF and GROUP_REF scope to group annotation rows
  • Support '' style escaping of quotes in Newick files
  • Group options for JABAWS service by command line name
  • Empty tooltip shown for JABA service options with a link but no description
  • Select primary source when selecting authority in database fetcher GUI
  • Add .mfa to FASTA file extensions recognised by Jalview
  • Annotation label tooltip text wrap