EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Jul 24th 2000)
Val Curwen, Alan Bleasby
Apologies: Gary Williams Jon Ison
1. Matters Arising
Alan reported that the updating of the CVS server was now automatic.
Scripts are now in place to run under cron.
2. Pattern matching
Val had commented that the algorithms used in the fuzznuc, fuzzpro
and fuzztran programs (the "fuzzies") had been used more than
once in primer search programs she is developing. She had
suggested that they be split into algorithm selection, pattern
compilation and pattern search functions and provided code as a
model. Alan had put appropriate code in the nucleus
library under the names embPatGetType, embPatCompile and
embPatFuzzSearch. Val reported that they were working.
3. Web pages
Alan reported modifying the page names. They had all been called "EMBOSS"
but have now been given the same title as in the text. This will
allow a web based EMBOSS page search, written by Peter Tribble, to be
incorporated. The text will be indexed nightly with "excite".
Val suggested that some of the EMBOSS error messages could be made
less shocking to the users. Words like "fatal" can be a little
disconcerting to an infrequent computer user. Alan will look into
It was noted that the copy deadline for the EMBOSS edition of EMBnet
news was drawing near.
5. Date Of Next Meeting
Next meeting to be held on Wednesday 2nd August, HGMP