EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Fri 13th May 2005)


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


1. Minutes of the last meeting

Minutes of the meeting of 1st April 2005 are here

2. Software Development

2.1 Database Indexing

Alan will include the full set of indexing programs in 3.0.0 as an alpha release. dbxflat is passing QA tests cloned from those for dbiflat.

Peter has been trying to decode the current formatdb output from the NCBI blast package. So far only part can be read. NCBI have been asked for documentation.

Pattern lists

Henrikki Almusa has submitted code for lists of patterns. Peter and Alan will review and reply.

2.2 Domainatrix

Jon has split domainatrix into 5 EMBASSY packages. Peter will generate documentation for the new locations.

3. Administration

3.1 Email lists and FTP server

Alan reported possibilities for relocating the email lists and the FTP server, currently hosted at RFCGR/HGMP.

The mailing lists are routed through "embnet.org" which i ssent via RFCGR/HGMP. Alan will remind EMBnet (Martin Grabner) about the need to reroute embnet.org mail to another site before the end of July.

Sourceforge is a possible host site for the mailing lists. Peter will review the current sourceforge mailing list capabilities.

4. Documentation & Training

4.1 Asian Conferences

Peter presented EMBOSS and other EBI projects at the ISGC grid meeting in Taiwan, and the LSGRID conference in Singapore.

4.2 Purdue course

Peter and Lisa will be in Purdue for their 1 week course next week. The Purdue facilities are run by Rick Westerman, author of the EGCG "prettybox" program.

Alan noted the myemboss package will need some minor changes to work with a pre-installed EMBOSS.

4.3 Sanger talk

Gary gave a 10 minute talk on EMBOSS to the Sanger IT group.

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 July 8th, 2005,