EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Jul 18th 2000)
Val Curwen, Gary Williams, Alan Bleasby, Jon Ison
1. Matters Arising
Alan reported on the move of EMBOSS from Sanger to HGMP. There
has been a major reorganisation of the web pages which are now
http://www.uk.embnet.org/Software/EMBOSS. A single copy of the EMBOSS master copy now exists. The
Sanger web pages will be redirected to the HGMP ones.
Scripts for producing documentation, test compilation and transfer of
files to the ftp and cvs servers are in place. These are being run
manually until Alan is happy with reliability.
2. Plans associated with the transfer
Version number increments will be implemented soon. These will be for
stable and development releases. For example, in EMBOSS-1.2.3-devel.tar.gz
the 1 refers to the major version, the 2 column will be incremented upon
addition of new programs or a library routine functionality change
(e.g. added parameter) and the 3 column for minor changes or bugfixes. A
similar system will be implemented for the EMBOSS-1.0.0-stable.tar.gz
Val stressed the need for a suite of test programs/data. A suite will
be produced. These tests will be run on the nightly build. Stable versions
will only be released after passing these tests.
All new EMBOSS programs must be accompanied by a test script. We can
aid external developers with this if needs be. Gary will act as Chief
Whip to enforce this.
It was noted that the data file names, particularly the codon usage
tables, could easily conflict with filenames a user might produce.
It was agreed that, where possible, EMBOSS data names should begin
with a capital "E" and have a suitable short extension.
Gary requested a documentation directory should be implemented in CVS
comprising manuals (training materials etc) and applications (source
documentation in HTML and ASCII.)
Alan will start on CORBA compatibility.
Alan reported on a trip to Cambridge LMB where Kathryn Beal (Rodger
Staden group) is producing a GUI. The need was raised for consistent
formatting of data associated with graphical output. Kathryn will
email a list of suggestions/problems and Alan will look into them.
4. Next meeting
Next meeting on Monday 24th July, 11:00am, HGMP