[Bioperl-l] release date when?

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Thu Jun 9 22:17:48 EDT 2005

Aside from some tests failing on some platforms and a variety of 
modules emitting an excessive amount of perl-triggered warning 
messages, the last agreed upon consensus was to write up a couple of 
tests that verify that the traditional SeqFeatureI interface behaviour 
is maintained. Doing a stable release doesn't make much sense before 
that's taken place and the thereby identified problems have been ironed 
out because otherwise it'd suffer from the almost the same problems as 
1.5 has.


On Jun 10, 2005, at 9:30 AM, Stefan Kirov wrote:

> Hilmar Lapp wrote:
>> Guys, don't over-inflate this. I said no offense intended, Stefan 
>> said none taken, so why don't we discontinue this thread and you guys 
>> just fix it at some point. OK?
> Yup :-) . But I really want to know when the next release is going to 
> happen. Some of my code is a mess right now, I have few additional 
> parsers done I have not tested well yet... So if it is going to happen 
> soon I am in trouble. I know there was some discussion about this in 
> the recent past, but please help a lazy guy out here and let me 
> know...
> Stefan
>>     -hilmar
>> On Jun 9, 2005, at 9:55 PM, Mingyi Liu wrote:
>>> Brian Osborne wrote:
>>>> Bioperl,
>>>>> Stefan and Mingyi should fix whatever is needed to silence those
>>>>> warnings. (No offense please)
>>>> Yes, I should support Hilmar here. When we are working through the 
>>>> full test
>>>> suite before a formal release our goal has always been to eliminate 
>>>> all
>>>> errors *and* warnings, not just  errors.
>>>> Brian O.
>>> Hi, Brian & Hilmar,
>>> I think both of you misunderstood (or missed part of) the previous 
>>> email exchanges between Stefan and me and jumped to conclusion too 
>>> soon.  In my previous email, it began with "Stefan's right in 
>>> suggesting you turn off -w, which would make your script work.", 
>>> which likely led to your worries.  But that's totally unnecessary - 
>>> this is just a temporary solution suggested to end user.  It is not 
>>> a suggestion that we will not fix it or end user should change their 
>>> programming habit.
>>> In fact, if you please read on, in the latter part of the same 
>>> message, I suggested a fix that would fix the problem end user saw, 
>>> which Stefan immediately responded that he'd incorporate it.  I'm 
>>> sure Stefan would get rid of those annoying "use of unitialized 
>>> value" warnings too.  That's the long term solution we proposed and 
>>> (to be) implemented to fix the issue raised by end user.  So truly 
>>> there's no reason to worry or take sides here.  We don't really have 
>>> a difference in our user support approaches, despite our apparent 
>>> different attitudes towards the importance of '-w' switch. :)
>>> Mingyi
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