News: BioVM 18.04 - call for testing and feedback
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15 months ago by
Vimalkumar Velayudhan190 wrote:

A new release of BioVM is now available for download.

BioVM is a virtual machine based on Ubuntu Linux with pre-configured software for Bioinformatics.

Source code is available on Github under the GPL license.

What's new in the 18.04 release

Latest bioinformatics software

Conda is now used to install most bioinformatics software. An environment called as bioenv is setup with the latest available versions of bedtools, blast, bowtie2, bwa, clustalo, cutadapt, fastqc, fastx_toolkit, mummer, muscle, primer3, samtools and trimmomatic. (complete list of software)

Updated Galaxy configuration

Galaxy's configuration has been updated to support Docker. Simple commands for management (start-galaxy, stop-galaxy and restart-galaxy) have been added. (more information)

Documentation & Support

Online documentation is available at:

If you have any questions that are not answered in the documentation, please post them on Biostars with the tag biovm. If you notice any bugs, please report them on Github.

Recommendations for installing new software

As there are multiple possibilities for installing software, I've prepared an infographic with some recommendations. BioVM - Software installation recommendations

Feedback is welcome!

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