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8.1 years ago
Devon Ryan 103k
A new version of samtools, as well as htslib and bcftools is out. According to the release notes, notable changes are:
flagstatnow works on SAM, BAM, or CRAM files (rather than BAM only)
statscalculates mismatches per cycle for unclipped length
mergecan now merge SAM input files
- CRAM reference files are now cached by default (see HTSlib release notes and samtools(1) man page)
- Tested against Intel-optimised zlib (https://github.com/jtkukunas/zlib; see README for details)
- Fixed bugs #302, #309, #318, and #327 and many other improvements and bugs fixed in HTSlib - see the HTSlib release notes
Edit: In the off chance that others are using htslib, you can find the release notes for it here.
I would love if people that release tools would drop notes like this. Otherwise it is way too difficult to keep track of what version is each tool at.
We announce new releases on the samtools-announce mailing list and also on Twitter. I'm sure other tools have similar announcement mailing lists that you can subscribe to.