EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Fri 17th September 2004)


RFCGR/HGMP: Alan Bleasby, Jon Ison, Gary Williams,
EBI: Peter Rice,


1. Minutes of the last meeting

Minutes of the meeting of 3rd September 2004 are here

2. Software Development

2.1 Memory leaks

Jon fixed a leak in embAlignCalc. For some domainatrix applications a "garbage" attribute is temporarily added to sequence objects for cleanup. This will be reviewed to find a way to avoid he need.

2.2 Domainatrix

Jon has revised 15 out of 25 applications to update contacts and residue signatures, and CATH data parsing. Inputs are as files or sequences, and unused functionality has been removed to simplify the applications.

Domainatrix collaborations

Jon reported a group is interested in adding a graphical front-end to the signature library.

A group at the Novartis Institute in Vienna wants clean coordinates in PDB format not CCF. Jon will work on modifications for them.

3. Administration

3.1 User survey

Peter will send a summary of the results to date to the emboss-bug mailing list..

4. Documentation & Training

4.1 Domainatrix paper

Job reported corrections have been accepted.

5. User queries and answers

Gary's current list reviewed. Most new issues were already answered.

6. AOB

7. Date Of Next Meeting

Next meeting at 9.30 on October 1st, 2004,