[Bioperl-l] BioCorba and phylogenetic trees
rvosa at sfu.ca
Wed Oct 12 20:20:47 EDT 2005
Too bad... it was kind of my impression already (by the way confirmed by
It seems to me that corba is much more scalable than soap, but somehow
soap is "winning". It's betamax all over again, I'm tellin' ya.
Jason Stajich wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2005, at 10:40 AM, Rutger Vos wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am curious about the following:
>> * what's the status of BioCorba, and how does it relate to BioPerl
> It was a good idea but CORBA + WAN just doesn't work. And really
> nobody really ended up ever having a real use case where they wanted
> to have BioJava server but wanted to run Bioperl on it or vice versa
> (or s/Perl/Python/ in there). There are client/server libraries for
> wrapping and accessing objects in the three languages, but that
> development stopped years ago and the APIs of the projects have
> continued to evolve so I don't know if the libraries are compatible
> any more.
>> * have bioperl-corba-clients and/or bioperl-corba-servers
>> succesfully been deployed on Win32? Using CORBA::ORBit?
> Yes i believe so, but don't quote me on that, it was years ago when
> we actually went for full testing client/server stuff. CORBA::ORBit
> on linux of course worked fine.
>> * are there IDLs for tree objects/data structures in BioCorba?
> When we started there were no tree objects in BioPerl, I don't know
> if the OMG project ended up with that or not. I have stepped away
> from all of this two or three years ago so I don't really know what
> has been going on.
> I think a lot of people would argue for SOAP over CORBA -- this
> certainly seems to be the trend in what is going on. But I really
> don't do distributed/web services so am not the right person to comment.
>> Some background: I'm "the perl guy" in this project: http://
>> We are looking to integrate phylogenetics software using corba. It'd
>> be good if we were compatible with BioPerl, hence the questions.
>> Rutger Vos, PhD. candidate
>> Department of Biological Sciences
>> Simon Fraser University
>> 8888 University Drive
>> Burnaby, BC, V5A1S6
>> Phone: 604-291-5625 Fax: 604-291-3496
>> Personal site: http://www.sfu.ca/~rvosa
>> FAB* lab: http://www.sfu.ca/~fabstar
>> Bio::Phylo: http://search.cpan.org/~rvosa/Bio-Phylo/
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> Jason Stajich
> Duke University
Rutger Vos, PhD. candidate
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A1S6
Personal site: http://www.sfu.ca/~rvosa
FAB* lab: http://www.sfu.ca/~fabstar
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