News: Samtools/htslib v1.2 released
gravatar for Devon Ryan
4.8 years ago by
Devon Ryan93k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan93k wrote:

A new version of samtools, as well as htslib and bcftools is out. According to the release notes, notable changes are:

  • flagstat now works on SAM, BAM, or CRAM files (rather than BAM only)
  • stats calculates mismatches per cycle for unclipped length
  • merge can 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 (; 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.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.8 years ago • written 4.8 years ago by Devon Ryan93k

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.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.8 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 81k

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.

ADD REPLYlink modified 7 weeks ago by RamRS25k • written 4.8 years ago by John Marshall1.8k
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