We had developed a software platform “Mass++,” which integrates multiple functions including viewers and file-open functions for multiple kinds of mass spectrometry raw data on Windows environment (J Proteome Res., 13 (8): 3846-3853 (2014)). Now we are rewriting the entire software without OS-depending libraries for the multiple-OS-platforms as an open-source package; we have completed to implement the data viewer, and continue to develop function for proteome analysis.
Mass++ ver.4 is written in Java instead of C++, which was used for past versions, for effective development of cross-platform software for the maintainability. The plug-in structure, the characteristics of past versions of Mass++, remain in this version.
The current build has the following features; the development is still continuing.
Our present purposes of developing Mass++ ver.4 is to cooperate easily with external software and visualize intermediate results during the analysis process; these are necessary for the effective analysis and rarely implemented in freeware. Mass++ ver.4 is released as a BSD 3-claused open-source software at http://www.mspp.ninja/.