[Bioperl-l] Attention: upcoming BioPerl 1.5 developer's release

Aaron J. Mackey amackey at pcbi.upenn.edu
Thu Sep 30 11:54:28 EDT 2004

With much-appreciated help from Steve Chervitz and Allen Day, there's 
about to be a real push towards a 1.5 developer's release; as such, I 
highly encourage all module authors/maintainers to get in those 
documentation updates and finish any functionalities you've only 
"stubbed" in place.  I'm not yet declaring a freeze, but don't be 
surprised if I do so soon ...

I have a pretty good idea of the new things that have gone in since 
1.4, but it wouldn't hurt you to drop me a private line about any 
significant new functionality, changed API or bug fixes you've done 
since the 1.4 releases.  You should also check the AUTHORS file and 
make sure your contact and attribution information is listed as you so 

Now is also the time for you with "odd" systems (for me that means Sun, 
SGI, and any Windows) to give the bioperl-live CVS checkout a full make 
test, and to post your results (preferably only the stuff that didn't 
work).  If you can provide a patch, even better!

I hope to have a release candidate available by the end of next week, 
with the real thing following very shortly thereafter (unless there are 
show-stoppers, of course)



Aaron J. Mackey, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biology, Goddard 212
University of Pennsylvania       email:  amackey at pcbi.upenn.edu
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