[Bioperl-l] 0.7 release: tasks & assignments

Kris Boulez krbou@pgsgent.be
Fri, 1 Dec 2000 10:54:42 +0100

Quoting Osborne, Brian (Brian.Osborne@osip.com):
> Hilmar et al.,
> >>Second, I signed up Brian for creating more and 
> >>especially better documentation.
> First, I apologize for not responding earlier, like most of you
> bioperl is a "labor of love", done outside of the 9 to 5. Regardless,
> I accept the job. Though I won't be making the deadline with my own
> task list I imagine it will look something like this :

It looks as if the timeslice from 5 to 9 will not be filled by
renovating our house anymore. So I plan on spending time on this. 

I started looking already at the code fragments from the SYNOPSIS to see
if these are still correct and can be used in a biostart.pod or
cookbook-like type of documentation.


> - Reread and refamiliarize myself with the modules.
> - Create prioriotized list of modules which could tell me where
> to start. This list will be based on my experience as user, not
> programmer. I'm assuming that all modules should be documented,
> so the list simply tells me where to start, not what to do or not
> to do. Perhaps we'd only want to focus on the very most stable
> modules, in addition.
> - Identify some small set of modules whose documentation I can emulate
> (certainly this list will contain modules whose documentation is a
> well balanced mixture of description and example) or offer to others
> as examples.
> As I begin to write I'm assuming a few things will happen. One could be
> that authors are asked to document their public methods (should private
> methods all be annotated too?). Another could be that authors could
> be asked to write the "general" documentation of their modules. Certainly
> I'll will be asking the group for example code, and looking through
> bioperl.org for the same.
> Talk to you soon,
> Brian O.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hilmar Lapp
> To: Bioperl
> Sent: 29/11/00 12:35
> Subject: [Bioperl-l] 0.7 release: tasks & assignments
> As a reminder, the tentative task list for the 0.7 release will be
> closed tonight PST, which is early morning tomorrow in Europe.
> I will add one more, fairly small task, namely setting up a template for
> good-style module creation, which shall also depict the 'right' way of
> object initialization. Right now I'm having problems editing the Wiki
> page.
> 	Hilmar
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Bioperl-l] 0.7 release: tasks & assignments
> Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 19:46:43 -0800
> From: Hilmar Lapp <hlapp@gmx.net>
> Organization: Nereis 4
> To: Bioperl <bioperl-l@bioperl.org>
> After some days of silence, after curing the head-aches the upgrade of
> my system caused me, I suggest that we come to terms regarding the tasks
> we consider necessary in order to get the code 0.7 release ready. Since
> Santa won't accomplish our tasks, this also means agreeing on assigments
> regarding who's going to do what.
> I extended the Wiki pages Jason started, check out
> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/html/BioPerl/BioperlRelease0.7.html. The
> task list can be found at a link near the bottom (for the impatient:
> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/html/BioPerl/TaskList.html). Please check
> out/review also the programming conventions, I made some additions
> there, too.
> Please thoroughly review this list. Since it is Wiki, you can edit it
> directly, but you can also post to the list. Feel free to change
> priorities, add tasks, add comments, etc. I made initial assignments
> based on loose knowledge about who might be interested in what, please
> check whether you find or would like to find yourself in a particular
> cell. If you're there but don't want to be, please remove yourself. A
> first review by myself suggests that I might be taking over too much, so
> *please* feel encouraged to add yourself anywhere you can commit to,
> regardless of whether there's already someone placed there.
> There are two points I'd like to mention here because they might escape
> you otherwise: I signed up Shailesh for testing on Win32, is there
> someone out there who would be willing to test on Mac? Second, I signed
> up Brian for creating more and especially better documentation. He needs
> more hands for that task: *please* volunteer if you can spare some time.
> I would like to get this list finalized by the middle of the week, say
> Wednesday night, and by Friday night at the latest on condition that
> some unforeseen delays happen (e.g. a shutdown of the internet,
> bioperl.org goes on fire, etc). The next three days might be the last
> chance to get your wish or concern considered for the 0.7 release, so
> please speak out *now* if there's something itching you.
> If you're worrying about tampering with the web-page, I have a backup
> copy. Question to our Wiki-guys: is there a backup or any means of
> restoring a page in the incident that someone wants to?
> 	Hilmar
> -- 
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