[Bioperl-l] 1.6 release

Jason Stajich jason.stajich at duke.edu
Mon Mar 14 10:13:27 EST 2005

[using this post to also advocate for volunteers even though you were 
just trying to read on when your module changes needed to go in]

At least from my POV there isn't really a plan for a 1.6 release date.  
I was hoping it could released before BOSC this summer.

We still need a release-master to do 1.6 and a lot of recently added 
stuff needs to be cleaned up and re-tested before we will think about 
doing a stable release.  I don't know when we will start a 1.6 branch 
in preparation for the release.  I think this time around we will 
branch and make the stable release off the branch instead of our normal 
releasing off the main trunk.  This gives us the flexibility to prune 
modules which are too new or add ports to support backwards 

It was decided that the new Feature/Annotation stuff won't be part of 
the stable release 1.6 but would be considered for 1.8 once it is 
proved to be stable.  If backwards compatible patches can be made so 
the API established in Bioperl 1.4 is still respected (and no 
additional XML or Graph modules are needed for the core Feature and 
Annotation objects to work) we can consider some compromises.   [Scott] 
I realize that GMOD/Gbrowse has begun relying on this so a plan will 
need to be discussed, outlining exactly what new functionality is 

We will need a volunteer to be the release master/pumpkin and several 
people to help in the testing and bug fixing prior to the release.

Jason Stajich
jason.stajich at duke.edu

On Mar 11, 2005, at 4:19 AM, Richard Adams wrote:

> Hello,
> Is there any schedule for the 1.6 release?
> just to know by when I have to get by modules working.....
> Richard
> -- 
> Dr Richard Adams
> Psychiatric Genetics Group,
> Medical Genetics,
> Molecular Medicine Centre,
> Western General Hospital,
> Crewe Rd West,
> Edinburgh UK
> EH4 2XU
> Tel: 44 131 651 1084
> richard.adams at ed.ac.uk
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