EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Sep 6th 1999)
Peter has fixed NBRF sequence format to remove the trailing asterisk from the resulting sequence.
Alan has rewritten "restrict" and has a test suite of sequences and searches from Helge Horch who is now included in the application source code credits.
The graphics problem is fixed. PLPLOT was closing a file internally, and a second close in AJAX was crashing.
Richard is ready to try building a PC version with Simon Kelley at Sanger. They have already done this for acedb. Peter will work with them on resolving Unix-specific parts of the source code.
Richard will start to test generating and writing sequence features.
Richard would like to try writing applications to handle general sequences with an arbitrary alphabet. This may neeed to be a special data file format rather than a sequence format as many of the sequence formats cannot cope with arbitrary codes - especially if they include 16 bit characters.
Gary has added "getorf"
EMBOSS will be announced on the embnet.general and bionet.software newsgroups this week.
For the full release, the announcement should say 'contact the author(s)' for application problems, but for now we will use emboss-bug while we update the application documentation.
Alan will have his portable running LInux and will take a version of EMBOSS for demonstrations.
Next meeting Monday 13th September, 11:00am, usual place.