STARS was originally written in 2001 for the bioinformatics servers at the University of Oxford running the Solaris operating system. The original developers are now in other employment and are no longer supporting or developing STARS as part of their work. The recommended route for obtaining STARS is now the biolinux project run by the NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre in Oxford (http://nebc.nox.ac.uk/biolinux.html). This is a customised distribution of linux for bioinformatics which incorporates staden and STARS as part of the distribution. If you wish to use STARS you should contact the NEBC through their website. Official support is only available to NERC staff but there is a discussion list for community support (http://nebc.nox.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/bio-linux). The original software is still available through sourceforge
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/stars/) but is no longer supported.... read more
source committed to cvs
STARS has been released on sourceforge. For installation instructions please see http://www.molbiol.ox.ac.uk/~paediat/stars/index.html which is the main home page of the project.