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Posted by Web Master (August 31, 2022)

Mascot Server 2.8.2 patch release

Mascot Server 2.8.2 has been released. Updates from 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 for both Windows and Linux can be downloaded from the support page.

This patch release fixes two bugs related to setting up UniProt proteomes in Database Manager, three regressions introduced in version 2.8.1 and one bug with error tolerant top-down searches in cluster mode.

  • 13883: Error tolerant top-down search with >1000 queries fails in cluster mode
  • 14085: Exporting results when preferred taxonomy is selected fails with: Can’t use an undefined value as a HASH reference at ExportDat/TaxonomyData.pm line 746.
  • 14086: Use of uninitialized value in subroutine entry at cgi/search_status.pl line 469.
  • 14107: Error when opening results with Reporter or Multiplex quantitation in master_results.pl
  • 14174: Warning “Remote source does not exist” after creating database using a template, preventing scheduled database updates
  • 14184: If remote source returns neither Last-Modified nor ETag HTTP header, Database Manager fails to download updated data

More detail on the UniProt proteomes change can be found in Downloading UniProt proteomes via new API.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Posted by Web Master (July 11, 2022)

New pricing for updating older Mascot Server licences

We are reducing the price for updating Mascot Server 2.4 and earlier licences. The cost to update Mascot to the latest version is determined by how many versions behind your licence is. One-version update is 25%, 2-version 50% and 3-version update 75% of the cost of a new licence. For example, updating from Mascot 2.7 to 2.8 is a 1-version update, so you are paying 75% less than buying a new licence.

From 11 July 2022, the cost for 4-version update is now fixed at 90% of the cost of a new licence. Updating from version 2.3, 2.2 and earlier is treated as a 4-version update, no matter how old the licence. In other words, you now get a 10% price reduction by trading in Mascot 2.4 or older for 2.8.

This is an excellent time to update. Mascot 2.8 not only supports the latest versions of Windows and Linux, but all updates come with one year of Premium Support. If you have any trouble updating Mascot or migrating to new hardware, we are here to help you. Full benefits are:

  • Priority technical support by email (preferred) or phone
  • One free platform swap between Linux and Windows (if desired)
  • Remote problem diagnosis if deemed necessary
  • Run a 1 cpu ‘test server’ in addition to a ‘production server’, provided the licence is for 8 cpu or more
  • Automatically receive any new Mascot release

And updating grants access to a number of features and improvements:

Please contact us to request a quote or if you have any questions.

Posted by Web Master (June 10, 2022)

Mascot Distiller 2.8.2 patch release

Mascot Distiller 2.8.2 is a new patch release.

This release includes a number of important bug fixes, and we advise all users to install it. In addition, it adds support for fractionated label-free quantitation datasets.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Posted by Web Master (March 31, 2022)

Mascot Server 2.8.1 patch release

Mascot Server 2.8.1 has been released. Updates from 2.8.0 for both Windows and Linux can be downloaded from the support page.

This patch release includes several important bug fixes and changes. The full list is available on the support page. Highlights include:

  • 13874: Mascot cannot use NCBI nr larger than about 370 million sequences
  • 13202: NCBIprot takes approximately 50 times longer than TrEMBL to compress
  • 12837: Update mzIdentML export to 1.2
  • 13346: Add support for semi-specific enzymes in crosslink searches
  • 13963: Add TMTpro 18plex quant method
  • 13964: Add EAD as new instrument type

Bug fix 13874 requires recompressing all databases including NCBIprot. Recompression will happen automatically after the update has been installed. It is best to schedule a suitable amount of downtime.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Posted by Web Master (October 4, 2021)

Mascot Distiller 2.8.1 patch release

Mascot Distiller 2.8.1 is a new patch release.

This release includes a number of important bug fixes, and we advise all users to install it. In addition, it implements a new XIC intensity quality filter for precursor quantitation methods such as SILAC and label-free.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.