[Bioperl-l] strange error after changing to RC1.5
Aaron J. Mackey
amackey at pcbi.upenn.edu
Mon Mar 14 11:57:23 EST 2005
Elia Stupka wrote:
> As an external observer I can assure you that
> the 1.5 changes are causing a lot of trouble in the real world, many of
> which you don't get on the mailing list. Quite a few people are keeping
> 1.4 for their day to day work and using 1.5 only when it is required
> (e.g. gbrowse).
So how can we possibly address these issues if we don't know about them?
1.5 is a developer's, not stable release. It wouldn't surprise me
that "critical" code bases are not ready to use 1.5
> Bioperl, because of its wide usage by a non-developer
> crowd has most definitely become the sort of project where code elegance
> and efficiency and conceptual issues are much less of a priority than
> stability and usability.
So is BioPerl a stable project, or a dead project? BioPerl has hardly
ever been (greatly) concerned with usability ...
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