EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Mon 5th February 2007)
Peter has fixed all the remaining --enable-devwarnings messages.
Peter found the ajStrRemoveWhite functions were unfortunately named the wrong way round in the last release. This has been fixed, and all current references should have been swapped. One removes excessive white space to leave single spaces, the other removes all white space. For calls looking for single words it makes no real difference, but programs should be carefully tested to make sure no behaviour has changed.
Alan has no further news on availability of purify. He will look into alternatives including other copmmercial products.
Mahmut has updated the Feta descriptions (for Taverna) with Franck Tanoh in Manchester. Applications with very little help text, for example seqret which only has sequence input and output, it is possible to automaticlaly generate text bases on the sequence type. Until now this has been hand-edited by Franck.
Mahmut has also prepared an EMBOSS distribution to be downloaded by SoapLab installers.
Alan suggested aiming for a 4.1.0 release at the end of the month, once compiler warnings are done and new applications completed.
Alan will check with open-bio on the status of the email lists, and to get the latest download statistics from the FTP log.
Jon has updated the text and committed the latest version to CVS. This includes information from the website on data definitions and formats, user and developer support material, tutorials and training courses.
Tim has proofread Alan's chapter on Jemboss. Alan is now updating the hardware chapter.
The next meeting is on Monday 19th February. We are in the other EBI meeting room again.