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Old 12-22-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
Peter (Biopython etc)
Location: Dundee, Scotland, UK

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The good news is that b2g4pipe v2.5 is still freely available at

This was working fine for me with automated testing for my Galaxy Blast2GO (for pipelines) wrapper against the older b2g_jun11 database until a few weeks ago. In the short term I disabled the test, but have not had time to investigate if a more recent database is still available to this older version of Blast2GO:

Note that I did see network/connection failures from time to time - so you should retest your system, perhaps at different times of day to try and connect at a low usage time (e.g. very early morning in Spain, late night in USA).

However, it is clear that from v3 onwards BioBam Bioinformatics will be charging for the command line tool. It is possible they might stop supporting v2.x before too long, and given most people use their public database this would force upgrades. Wait and see?
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