EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Mon 12th Sep 11)


EBI: Alan Bleasby, Jon Ison, Mahmut Uludag, Michael Schuster
Apologies: Peter Rice,

1. Minutes of the last meeting

The meeting on 5th September 2011 was cancelled. August 29th was a public holiday. Minutes of the meeting of 22nd August 2011 are here.

2. Maintenance etc.

2.1 Configuration

Alan fixed library recognition problem in Ubuntu by the Jemboss server installation script. Ubuntu have changed the location of several libraries (e.g. libz & libgd). Also fixed use of libcrypt in compilation on some platforms when shadow authentication is specified. Michael has synchronized java.m4 and other configuration changes across the EMBASSY packages.

3. New developments

3.1 Assembly data

Mahmut had continued work on assembly formats.

3.2 EDAM

Jon reported the idea of refactoring 'topics' in EDAM has been deemed inappropriate, however EDAM itself has had a clean-up in several areas.

3.3 Other

Various things at an experimental stage were discussed.

4. Administration

Alan officially released the latest patch file (patch-1-21.gz) and its associated mEMBOSS release (

5. Documentation and Training


6. User queries and answers

All done.

7. AOB

An EMBRACE follow-up meeting in Amsterdam concerning both cloud computing and ontology will take place in November.

8. Date Of Next Meeting

The next EMBOSS meeting will be on Monday 19th September.