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Bump version to 1.57, update news file

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@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@
-__version__ = "1.56+"
+__version__ = "1.57"
class MissingExternalDependencyError(Exception):
"""Missing an external dependency.
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@
\author{Jeff Chang, Brad Chapman, Iddo Friedberg, Thomas Hamelryck, \\
Michiel de Hoon, Peter Cock, Tiago Antao, Eric Talevich, Bartek Wilczy\'{n}ski}
-\date{Last Update -- 1 April 2011 (Biopython 1.56+)}
+\date{Last Update -- 2 April 2011 (Biopython 1.57)}
%Hack to get the logo at the start of the HTML front page:
%(hopefully this isn't going to be too wide for most people)
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ The latest news is at the top of this file.
-In progress: Biopython 1.57 (not yet released).
+2 April 2011: Biopython 1.57
Bio.SeqIO now includes an index_db() function which extends the existing
indexing functionality to allow indexing many files, and more importantly
@@ -37,10 +37,17 @@ James Casbon for reporting the problem.
Bio.SeqIO.write now uses lower case for the sequence for GenBank, EMBL and
IMGT output.
+The Bio.PDB module received several fixes and improvements, including starting
+to merge João's work from GSoC 2010; consequently Atom objects now know
+their element type and IUPAC mass. (The new features that use these
+attributes won't be included in Biopython until the next release, though, so
+stay tuned.)
The nodetype hierachy in the Bio.SCOP.Cla.Record class is now a dictionary
(previously it was a list of key,value tuples) to better match the standard.
-(At least) 14 people have contributed to this release, including 5 new people:
+Many thanks to the Biopython developers and community for making this release
+possible, especially the following contributors:
Brad Chapman
Eric Talevich
@@ -53,6 +60,7 @@ Kristian Rother
Leighton Pritchard
Michiel de Hoon
Peter Cock
+Peter Thorpe
Phillip Garland
Walter Gillett (first contribution)

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