Release of BEAST v2.4.4

10 November 2016

The BEAST core development team are pleased to announce the release of BEAST v2.4.4. This is a minor patch release, the main changes being:

  • Fixed issues that prevented starting any BEAST application on macOS Sierra
  • Smoothed out some issues with importing Nexus files in BEAUti
  • TreeAnnotator fixed for use with user defined trees to annotate
  • Allow smaller log files by logging fewer significant digits of metadata

This version of BEAST can be downloaded from: and choose the version for your operating system.

Note that this release requires Java 8, which can be downloaded from

A few more details are available here: