|Stable release||1.9.0 / April 7, 2006|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, Windows, Linux|
|Type||Molecular biology toolkit|
|License||Free software GPL|
|Website||Magnus Manske Sourceforge|
GENtle is an equivalent to the proprietary Vector NTI, a handy tool for molecular biologists to analyze and edit DNA sequence files. Invitrogens removal of the free-of-cost academic licence for Vector NTI v11 has had a severe impact on many molecular biology labs that have come to rely on this tool, which led to vendor lock-in effects, which angered many molecular biologists. The GENtle code is developed and maintained by Magnus Manske, but has developed slowly the last couple of years.
Source code releases for linux rely on outdated dependencies and are thus hard to compile on modern systems. The windows-compiled binary does however work well on Wine (software). By design, GENtle is coded to be cross-platform utilizing Python (programming language) and wxGTK.
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