EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Tue 16th May 2006)
1. Minutes of the last meeting
Minutes of the meeting of 2nd May 2006 are
2. Software Development
2.1 Progress since last meeting
Jon had generated ACD files for theletest versions of MEME and
its associated application MAST in the MEME EMBASSY package. Version
3.5 is available, but 3.0 is the most recent stable version. The
program will be called memenew to alloe the existing EMBASSY package
to run alongside during the beta testing period after first release.
The programs have many new arguments, and types of the inputs are
often not clearly documented.
Alan noted issues with wrapped applications needing to be
careful about writing temporary files, and recommended using TEMPDIR
as a location so it is configurable. Other existing applications
(including emma and eprimer3) need to be checked too. Peter
noted that the OUTDIRECTORY variable could also have an effect within
EMBOSS and needs to be tested.
Alan has been familiarising himself with Microsoft's Visual C++
express free version (which covers C++ and SDK release 2).The starting
point for the windows build is Andre Blavier's EMBOSSWIN, last built
for EMBOSS 2.10.0. This required a win32 directory, which will be
built automatically by a script from the standard EMBOSS sources.
PLPLOT was included in EMBSOSWIN as precompiled library files. This
approach will be used for EMBOSS 4.0.0 on Windows.
3.1 Release 4.0.0
4. Documentation & Training
4.1 Developer training course
4.3 Website updates
5. User queries and answers
7. Date Of Next Meeting
Back to the usual Mondays at last. The next meeting will be Monday