EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Jan 25th 1999)
PR reported that the Sanger systems group are looking into CVS access to Sanger Centre source code for HGMP and others.
IL explained that developers need GNU automake and related software. The recommended versions are:
The new build procedure follows GNU standards. A script "make-all-static" is provided to make building the package easier. This builds the PLplot graphics library and then builds the rest of the package.
PR reviewed the changes in release 0.0.4, including new input and oputput sequence formats and new ACD types for menus which are equivalent to radio buttons, checkboxes, pull down lists and selection lists in HTML depending on how many items can be selected. Agreed: AB to install and test the new release at HGMP
PR demonstrated the current outline for application documentation. New sections can be easily added as needed, for example output file descriptions and algorithms.
PR stressed the need for developers to start with simple applications and get familiar with the libraries before trying to understand the full detail. PR continues to work on the documentation.
Agreed: More simple overview of data types and library functions needed. PR to work on this.
Agreed: An overview of ACD file syntax is needed. TDB will work on this.