[Bioperl-l] new website launched

Jason Stajich jason.stajich at duke.edu
Fri Jan 27 08:28:52 EST 2006

Each module is directly linked to that site in the module-level  
pages, see for example:

I've added a mention of the doc.bioperl site on the front page.

Note that as part of setting up the site I insured that there is now  
a standardized URL for the nightly generated Pdoc pages (from CVS  
live) (thanks to Steve Chervitz for suggesting it).


The frozen release-based docs will continue to stay up - I never had  
time to make one for the bioperl-1.5.1 but hopefully will do it for  
bioperl 1.5.2 and obviously will make it for the next stable release  

We encourage people to add snippets of code using modules,  
complaints, workarounds, etc on the module pages on the wiki site.   
There is a "discussion" paired for each wiki page where we would  
suggest people put comments, while useful workarounds/example code  
should go on the main page.  I've just added some text about this to  
the "About this site" page.

On Jan 27, 2006, at 5:37 AM, William Hsiao wrote:

> Hi Jason,
>   Nice new site!  I am wondering if I missed an
> obvious link to the module documentations (e.g
> http://doc.bioperl.org/releases/bioperl-1.4/) from the
> homepage?  It seems that is the one thing missing from
> the old website setup and I am not sure if it's
> intentional.  I am developing a set of lecture notes
> for a workshop and would like to know if there is a
> stable way to navigate to the module documentations.
> Thanks
> Cheers,
> Will
> --- Jason Stajich <jason.stajich at duke.edu> wrote:
>> I am pleased to announce the release of a new
>> website for BioPerl.
>> The site is based on the mediawiki software that was
>> developed for
>> the wikipedia project.  We intend the site to be a
>> place for
>> community input on documentation and design for the
>> BioPerl project.
>> There is also a fair amount of documentation started
>> surrounding
>> bioinformatics tools and techniques applicable to
>> using BioPerl and
>> some of the authors who created these resources.
>> The website continues to be at the URL
>> http://www.bioperl.org.  The
>> DNS updates may take up to 24 hours to reach
>> everyone.
>> The initial content of the site is result of the
>> work of myself,
>> Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Brian Osborne, and Torsten
>> Seemann.  We
>> encourage you to contribute to the site's content by
>> signing up for
>> an account.
>> There are several guides for style of the site and
>> how to link to
>> Modules for example which can contain additional
>> information from the
>> POD
>> http://bioperl.org/wiki/Module:Bio::SeqIO
>> You'll notice that many of the paths have changed
>> but the DIST and
>> SRC continues to be available at
>> http://bioperl.org/DIST and http://
>> bioperl.org/SRC.  The HOWTOs are now available from
>> http://
>> bioperl.org/wiki/HOWTOs
>> The FAQ is available at http://bioperl.org/wiki/FAQ
>> and I encourage
>> you to add your questions to it so they can be
>> properly archived and
>> addressed.
>> We also have initiated a News site for Bioperl for
>> posting
>> announcements regarding development and software.  I
>> would like to
>> see if there are volunteers to post weekly or
>> monthly summaries of
>> mailing list traffic and development.
>> http://www.bioperl.org/news/
>> Jason Stajich on behalf of Mauricio Herrera Cuadra,
>> Brian Osborne,
>> Torsten Seemann.
>> --
>> Jason Stajich
>> Duke University
>> http://www.duke.edu/~jes12
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