EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Mon 27th December 2006)
Peter is working on the wordfinder application with Tim.
Peter has enabled gcc profiling to optimise reading of EMBL format files for human chromosome 1. Most of the speedup involbves removing regular expressions for sequence, feature and input file parsing. As usual the PCRE library is the rate-limiting factor. Translation has been optimised by using three dimennsional array sizes of 16 rather than 15 for more efficient access.
Mahmut reported that a bug in prettyplot (the -alternative option menu) has been fixed. Because of the way SoapLab uses all command line options the prettyplot service was failing. Users have reported no problems - because they never use this option. The SoapLab server has been reconfigured to always use a single CORBA server for AppLab.
Peter and Alan suggested considering a 4.1.0 interim release in the new year.
Jon has converted all existing content to XML. Estimated page counts are 100-200 for the user guide material, 200-300 for the developers book. All will need a thorough read through for duplication and possible updates.
Jingchu has a new web interface WebLab to be added to the interface pages.
All new issues were considered to be resolved.
EMBOSS Christmas dinner to be arranged in January.
No meeting on Christmas Day, so the next meeting is on Monday 8th January.
This will be the first meeting of 2007. We move to the meeting room by reception in EBI.