EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Aug 7th 2000)


HGMP: Val Curwen, Alan Bleasby, Jon Ison, Tim Carver, Gary Williams
Apologies: Gary Williams

1. Matters Arising

Alan will explore the possibility of distributing EMBOSS with SuSE and RedHat linux.

2. Developments

An additional program is required for indexing i.e. dbifasta. Existing fasta functionality will be taken out of dbiflat and more formats added. Gary has populated the documentation directory with application documentation in HTML format, and reported on the creation of 'manuals' and 'tutorials' directories. The script 'autodoc.pl' identifies those programs which have not been documented and produces documentation files in text only from the HTML. Gary has written the tfm program which will pipe documentation on EMBOSS programs through 'more'.

Val suggested that the use of, e.g. tembl and tsw, by test programs mentioned in the documentation was misleading and should be replaced by the use of the full databases. A test script should be written to ensure that sequences which the test scripts rely on still present in the databases after new releases.

3. Date Of Next Meeting

Next meeting to be held on Monday 21st August, HGMP