EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Fri 1st October 2004)


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


1. Minutes of the last meeting

Minutes of the meeting of 17th September 2004 are here

2. Software Development

2.1 Phylip

Alan has rebundled the PHYLIP EMBASSY package.

2.2 Graphics code

Hugh's graphics code is being reviewed by Alan.

2.3 Domainatrix

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 programs.

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.

3. Administration

No items.

4. Documentation & Training

4.1 Sourceforge

Peter reported sourceforge pages are occasionally unreachable. Assumed to be a sourceforge problem.

4.2 Papers

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 support.

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.

6. AOB

7. Date Of Next Meeting

Next meeting (when Peter is back from his travels) at 9.30 on November 12, 2004,