[Bioperl-l] Priorities for a bioperl-1.6 release
cjfields at uiuc.edu
Tue Feb 12 13:51:57 EST 2008
On Feb 12, 2008, at 12:10 PM, Sendu Bala wrote:
> Chris Fields wrote:
>> * perl 5.10 compliance (appears to mostly work now)
>> * outstanding bugs (core only)
>> * POD and test coverage
> I'm fine with everything you said, but I'll just say that, at a
> minimum, the above is what needs to be done.
I think we should also try to get bioperl-db up to speed for the
BioSQL 1.0 release (at least Bio::Species-related issues).
> Someone needs to step up and organise that 3rd point, since it will
> require a lot of work. As I've already done work on the test suite,
> if no one else expresses an interest I might look into it myself.
Jason and I discussed it off list (along with Nathan Haigh). We also
brought up the idea of smoke tests, which should pinpoint how stable
bioperl-live distributions are. Having those set up would pinpoint
modules we think need to stay in core or should go into a separate
'dev/extras' distribution. We could test smoke/coverage/POD on those
>> Now that SVN migration is complete
> Speaking of which, is there a way a file (like, oh, I don't know,
> bioperl-live/trunk/t/lib/BioperlTest.pm) can exist just once in SVN
> but be seen in other locations (like bioperl-run/trunk/t/lib/
> BioperlTest.pm)? Such that a commit to the version in bioperl-run
> also affects the version in bioperl-live? Or is there some
> appropriate other way to organise where cross-repository files are
> kept and dealt with?
Maybe using external definitions, though I haven't messed with it
One of the outstanding issues on SVN migration is the use of aliases
for a checkout ('bioperl-all'); that would probably require setting
svn:externals in some way.
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