[Bioperl-l] XEMBL deprecation

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Thu Feb 15 16:51:58 EST 2007

I have gone ahead and marked Bio::DB::XEMBL and Bio::DB::XEMBLService  
both for deprecation in the wiki and in CVS (though I haven't set any  


The XEMBL web services are no longer available, and it looks like  
everything is running through DBFetch now.  The XEMBL tests are  
skipped if no server is detected, so they shouldn't cause any  
problems with Bioperl installations.

Lincoln, was there anything to salvage from these?  I noticed they  
used SOAP::Lite, so maybe we could convert these over to a SOAP-based  
interface to DBFetch web services?


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