[Bioperl-l] Database Retrieval

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Tue Aug 8 17:13:40 EDT 2006


As Sean and I both point out, we have time constraints during that period.
We do have other priorities outside of Bioperl, as do most other bioperl
contributors.  I'm glad that you have a lot of time to dedicate here;
Bioperl needs it.  But don't let that ambition drive away others who want to
help.  This is a community project; don't forget that.

My opinion: let Sean handle this for now.  You have plenty on your plate as
it is.  Besides the huge Taxonomy issues to worry about, there is also the
issue of a new developer point release that either you or I will likely be
heading up.  Let that be your main focus at this point.  Sean can handle
getting the basics going, then he'll likely ask for help when it comes time
to get data into the right objects.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org [mailto:bioperl-l-
> bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of Sendu Bala
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 3:06 PM
> To: bioperl-l at bioperl.org
> Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] Database Retrieval
> Chris Fields wrote:
> > Sendu,
> >
> > I hate to say this, but rethink that deadline a little.  Sept 4 falls at
> the
> > beginning of the academic year so I will be flooded with tons of work,
> let
> > alone work on $job (postdoc, bench scientist) and try to get EUtilities
> in
> > decent shape.  So I'm doing some heavy prioritizing now; this falls
> further
> > down on the list.
> I'm quite serious about the deadline; like I say, if you can't have it
> finished by then that's fine. You can commit what you have and I can
> take over toward the end of this month. I was planning to do this all by
> myself, so any ground work that gets done is a bonus for me. I don't,
> however, want it to be a hindrance (having to wait for it).
> For the DB interfaces, just putting out ideas and code snippets in this
> thread to promote discussion over the course of this month is probably
> most of the 'work' needed. Actually creating the modules after that is
> somewhat trivial.
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