EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Mon 31st March 08)


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

1. Minutes of the last meeting

Minutes of the meeting of 3rd March 2008 are here.

2. Software Development

Not much to report as team members have been on vacation.

2.1 Applications

The dbxfasta bug is fixed and tested by the user, who also reports much faster performance from running with data and index files on separate disks.

2.2 SoapLab

Mahmut has continued to work on migrating the existing SoapLab and SoapLab2 services. These have been running well. Support requests included a problem with the web interface (Spinet) display in Internet Explorer 7. Modifications were made to SoapLab for the derived services namespace. The SoapLab team will discuss how to apply the fix to SoapLab2.

The eprimer3 service had a problem with integer/double arguments. This is fixed.

2.3 Jemboss

Lisa has sent a list of Jemboss bugs and feature requests for Mahmut to review.

3. Administration

3.1 Patch to 5.0.0

Alan has built the patch for the latest fixes on the FTP server.

3.2 Funding

Peter and Alan are looking into opportunities for renewed funding as we start the final year of the current BBSRC grant. We will have a planning meeting after the next EMBOSS meeting.

4. Documentation and Training

4.1 Books

Alan expects to complete his review of the developers guide this week and will pass it to Peter. We need to decide how much content needs to be in the book and how much can be provided through the EMBOSS website.

The CVS server needs to be cleaned up to purge some obsolete directories. The book CVS server may move to Open Bio (the EMBOSS source code CVS server) to make maintenance easier.

4.2 Training

Peter presented a half day tutorial on EMBOSS for users at an EBI course "From sequence to gene: genome resources at the EBI" from March 5th-7th. Mahmut attended and helped with the practical session. See http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/handson/course_080305_genes.html for details.

4.3 Website

Jon is reviewing the application documentation. The description, algorithm and notes subheading text have been reorganised.

Jon will email a list of proposed changes for review.

5. User queries and answers

No new issues.

6. AOB

Happy Birthday to Peter, completing the full set of EMBOSS meetings on the birthdays of the team members.

7. Date Of Next Meeting

The next meeting is on Monday 14th April.