[Bioperl-l] [Bioperl-announce-l] Bioperl 1.5.2 Release

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Thu Dec 7 17:45:32 EST 2006


I am proud to announce the final release of Bioperl 1.5.2.

http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Release_1.5.2

bioperl (core):
cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-1.5.2_100.zip

bioperl-run:
cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.zip

bioperl-db:
cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.zip

bioperl-network:
cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.zip

http://bioperl.org/DIST/SIGNATURES.md5

(all are also available via CVS, and for Windows users, using the Perl 
Package Manager - see the wiki for details)

The other bioperl packages (bioperl-ext, bioperl-gui, bioperl-pedigree 
and bioperl-pipeline) did not see a unified release for 1.5.2.



This release represents a developer release which has been thoroughly
tested. We consider it the most stable (in terms of bugs) version of 
Bioperl and believe it to be suitable for most people. It is marked 
'developer' or even 'unstable' because its API may change on short 
notice. It will also not be maintained or supported beyond the next 
bioperl release.

1.5.2 introduces the following new (core) features:

  * Taxonomy (Bio::Species) overhaul
  * Bio::Map improvements
  * Bio::SearchIO speedup
  * Build.PL installation

For details, and a complete change log, see the wiki.

API documentation is available here: http://doc.bioperl.org/


Acknowledgements:
Enumerable thanks are due for the tireless efforts of Christopher Fields 
(bug fixing, testing, documentation, discussion), Nathan Haigh 
(Windows&pre-requisite issues, testing) and Mauricio Herrera Cuadra 
(testing, documentation, support). Feedback and ideas provided by Hilmar 
Lapp, Jason Stajich, Torsten Seemann and others on the mailing list and 
elsewhere proved invaluable. None of this would have been possible 
without the behind-the-scenes work of the open-bio support team. I'd 
also like to acknowledge Andreas J. Koenig for his help with CPAN matters.

Finally, thank you to everyone who tried out the release candidates, and 
especially those that took the time to file bug reports or report problems.


Remember, Bioperl can only go from strength to strength with /your/ 
help. If you'd like to experience the fame and fortune that naturally 
follow becoming a Bioperl developer (?!), become one!
http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Becoming_a_developer

On behalf of the Bioperl team,
Sendu Bala.
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