EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Feb 7th 2000)


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

1. Matters Arising

2. General progress on release 0.0.4

David Martin has reported problems with character size for text in PNG graphics output. Ian will look into it.

The graphics options for pepinfo need to be changed to use the standard graph types. The current options were a workaround for problems with the ajhist library. Ian and Mark will look into this.

PISE has problems with HTML tags in some output. Peter will remove them.

The "entrails" program to show the internal data definitions should report:

Peter is working on conversion of ACD files to XML and on XML output format(s). He will check with Catherine Letondal on the current requirements for PISE.

infoseq uses tabs as an output delimiter. Spaces would be cleaner, before automated scripts begin to depend on the tabs (as happened with GFF feature format).

HGMP user feedback has been positive. Logging would be useful. Peter will add this, with a simple log of application, useranme and date/time. By default, logging will be turned off.

HGMP have most databases indexed. Peter will remove the warnings for excluded data files now that they seem to be working, and replace them with ajDebug calls.

Documentation is the main requirement for a first release. Peter will continue to work through the application files.

Sequence features should be implemented as the major enhancement for release 2.0, which simply means not turning features on until they are fully implemented though work can start now. Ian, Richard and Peter will work on this.

4. Any Other Business

Richard will try the Windows NT build again. Peter has built an automated list of external functions for each library.

Amy Williams (Leeds) will work on analysis of silent mutations.

David Martin will have someone to work on graphics extensions.

5. Next meeting

Next meeting will be Monday 14th February 2000, 11:00am, usual place.