EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Fri 1st October 2004)
1. Minutes of the last meeting
Minutes of the meeting of 17th September 2004 are
2. Software Development
Alan has rebundled the PHYLIP EMBASSY package.
2.2 Graphics code
Hugh's graphics code is being reviewed by Alan.
Jon has been asked to add a function to produce PDB format
structure data to replace a user's perl code. The Domainatrix paper
referees also asked for mmCIF format input to be accepted by the
2.3 NCBI sequence format output
Dave Judge (Cambridge University) has requested a specific NCBI
format for output of FASTA files with NCBI-style pipe
characters. Peter will implement this, but notes that it requires
the user to somehow specify a database name.
4. Documentation & Training
Peter reported sourceforge pages are occasionally
unreachable. Assumed to be a sourceforge problem.
Applied bioinformatics has accepted the paper as an application note.
4.2 Developers course
So far 4 have confirmed attendance, 1 has dropped out, 4 have not yet
replied. Jon will mail a further 12 who expressed interest in
the user survey.
4.3 User survey
Peter has sub-classified the survey responses by institute category
and by country.
Jon has thanked everyone who wrote additional letters of
A followup survey of interfaces and wrappers would be useful.
5. User queries and answers
Gary's current list reviewed. Most new issues were already answered.
7. Date Of Next Meeting
Next meeting (when Peter is back from his travels) at 9.30 on November