[Bioperl-announce-l] Release: bioperl 0.7.2 and bioperl-db 0.1

Jason Eric Stajich jason@cgt.mc.duke.edu
Fri, 16 Nov 2001 15:52:32 -0500 (EST)

Bioperl Toolkit 0.7.2 stable release & Bioperl DB first release

We are happy to announce the release of bioperl version 0.7.2, a bug fix
release in the 0.7.x series.  Additionally we are releasing the initial
version of the Bioperl-db project.  You can download these releases at

Zip files are also available from the same ftp directory.

The bioperl 0.7 series provides a stable API that is consistent among all
releases in the series.  We have striven to provide reasonable
cross-platform support and support perl versions >= 5.004.  All major
changes in the release from the 0.7.1 release are outlined in the Changes
file.  Additionally, known bugs in the relase are documented in the
associated BUGS file.

The Bioperl-db project contains a set of modules for storing and
retrieving sequence data from a relational database.  This implementation
only supports mysql but work is underway to support postgres and other
devlopers are encouraged to provide support for their database of choice.
This release will only work with the 0.7 series code as the current 'live'
code in bioperl has new functionality not supported by bioperl-db.

The bioperl project is an opensource project dedicated to providing
perl modules for solutions in bioinformatics and computational biology.
The AUTHORS file contains a list of developers who have contributed to
this release.

To find out more or join the bioperl project team, please see

Infrastructure support for the bioperl project is provided by Open
Bioinformatics Foundation http://www.open-bio.org.  Network and server
hosting space provided by the Genetics Institute.

Jason Stajich on behalf of the Bioperl Core

The Bioperl Core
* Ewan Birney <birney@ebi.ac.uk>
* Chris Dagdigian <dag@sonsorol.org>
* Hilmar Lapp <hilmarl@yahoo.com>
* Heikki Lehvaslaiho <heikki@ebi.ac.uk>
* Jason Stajich <jason@bioperl.org>

Jason Stajich
Duke University