[Bioperl-l] Database Retrieval

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Tue Aug 8 17:32:05 EDT 2006

Guys -

we all remember the rule, don't we? "Don't get into the way of  
someone who threatens to code."

Sendu may have his own time constraints under which he may have to  
deliver something. He wants to make that happen using and extending  
bioperl, building on the input and work of others. I can't see  
anything wrong with that, in fact I find it laudable, and I can't see  
why I would want to stop him or slow him down.

I'm also sure that Sean will gladly welcome if somebody else does his  
work for him. At least I would.

So please everybody take it easy.


On Aug 8, 2006, at 5:13 PM, Chris Fields wrote:

> Sendu,
> 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.
> Chris
>> -----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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