A joy it will be one day,
to remember even this.
Through so many hard straits, so many
twists and turns,
our course holds firm for Latium.
There fate holds out
a homeland, calm, at peace.
There the gods decree
the kingdom of Troy will rise again.
– Virgil, The Aeneid
Four years ago today, I started from a clean slate on a new version of HMMER, HMMER 3.0. It’s been gestating longer than I’d planned, but at long last it’s almost ready. After Christmas holidays, the first alpha test versions will be released.
It’s far from actually done, mind you. But it’s about ready to be tested.