EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Sep 6th 1999)


Sanger Centre: Peter Rice, Ian Longden, Richard Bruskiewich
HGMP: Alan Bleasby, Gary Williams, Jon Ison, Sinead O'Leary

1. Matters Arising


2. General progress on release 0.0.4

Linux builds are having problems overnight at Sanger due to network problems. Peter will check and copy the distribution by hand to the FTP server until this is resolved.

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"

3. Beta Release

Peter has announced the beta release on the emboss and emboss-dev mailing lists. First reports have shown only a few problems building on MachTen systems which have been resolved.

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.

4. Bruges Workshop

The second EMBnet EMBOSS Workshop is on September 23rd in Bruges. Peter and Alan will be there. Key items on the agenda include:

Alan will have his portable running LInux and will take a version of EMBOSS for demonstrations.

5. Any Other Business

6. Next meeting

Next meeting Monday 13th September, 11:00am, usual place.

Peter Rice, Informatics Division, The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK.