EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Mon 4th February 08)


EBI: Peter Rice, Alan Bleasby, Jon Ison, Mahmut Uludag,
Apologies: Shaun McGlinchey, Rodrigo Lopez, Tim Carver Martin Senger

1. Minutes of the last meeting

Minutes of the meeting of 21st January 2008 are here.

2. Software Development

2.1 Applications

2.2 Libraries

Peter has fixes for problems with sequence types and EMBL/Staden sequence formats, and a fix for pyrrolysine ('O') in protein sequences as UniProt will include a few examples in the next release.

A further fix is needed for multi-line Genbank keywords output.

The fixes will be copied to the FTP server once the revised versions have been through QA testing.

Alan is checking some data size calculations in embindex.c

2.3 SoapLab

Mahmut has fixed a multithreading problem. After discussion with Martin Senger, SoapLab will support java 5 and 6 (update4 and later versions only), and Taverna 1.7. There are compatibility issues with earlier versions.

Documentation for the SoapLab plugin has been updated.

2.4 Other development

Alan is building mEMBOSS using the new Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Express 2008. Windows XP-64 has been installed on one machine for testing the new build.

3. Administration

3.1 Patch to 5.0.0

4. Documentation and Training

4.1 Books

Jon has updated the files in CVS.

Lisa has agreed to contribute the Jemboss chapter to the users book.

Alan will take first look through the Administrators book and then pass it on to Peter

4.2 Training

5. User queries and answers

No new issues to report.

6. AOB

No birthdays to report.

7. Date Of Next Meeting

The next meeting is on Monday 18th February.