EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Oct 18th 1999)


Sanger Centre: Peter Rice, Ian Longden
HGMP: Gary Williams, Mark Faller, Val Curwen, Sinead O'Leary
Apologies: Alan Bleasby

1. Matters Arising


2. General progress on release 0.0.4

The problem with the "alphaev6" host type has been resolved

3. Beta Release

Peter is adding code to use Blast 1.4 and Blast 2.0 format indices as databases in EMBOSS, and also GCG databases using code from Bill Pearson. Both will produce EMBLCD/Staden style index files for entry and query access.

4. PLPLOT Graphics Library

The EMBOSS_GRAPHICS variable has been added as the default graphics device.

ACD files need to be updated to make sure they use the default device.

5. Any Other Business

5.1 Interfaces

HGMP are revising their introduction to sequence analysis course, and will drop the GCG package. They need to reaplace it with a GUI-driven package so EMBOSS will need a Web or other GUI interface to be included.

Possible interfaces include www2gcg, W2H, AppLab, DisGUIse, SeqPup, PISE. Thon de Boer will look into these to see which could be best for HGMP users. Peter will mail a list of URLs for the interfaces to Thon and to Val.

5.2 CCP11 Course

There is a CCP11 course "Getting the Most from Your Sequence" on November 2-3 which includes a talk on EMBOSS (by Peter) and a practical/demonstration session. Val will work on Alessandro's documentation as a guide for the second session.

6. Next meeting

Next meeting Monday 25th October, 11:00am, usual place. Peter will be absent.

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