[Bioperl-l] BioPerl 1.6 RC1

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Fri Jan 2 10:40:47 EST 2009


Bio::PhyloNetwork is now published, so I would assume the API has  
stabilized enough (not that publications are any metric):


I'm planning on releasing RC2 sometime in the next few days.  Does  
anyone think we should leave this out?


On Dec 26, 2008, at 6:15 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> On Dec 26, 2008, at 4:39 PM, Alex Lancaster wrote:
>> it notes a few optional CPAN packages which aren't yet
>> packaged for Fedora such as 'Algorithm::Munkres' and 'Math::Random',
>> are missing.  Since they are optional and missing dependencies, I
>> would have expected that the relevant bioperl modules such
>> Bio::PhyloNetwork should also not be installed
> I may have failed to chime in here earlier at the appropriate  
> opportunity, but I would be very hesitant about putting  
> Bio::PhyloNetwork into the stable release.
> These modules have never been announced or discussed on the mailing  
> list with other developers AFAIAA, and so have never received any  
> scrutiny. I'm also not sure who else other than the authors are  
> using them, so I don't think there's a user base yet that could  
> substitute for developer scrutiny. One simple suggestion for example  
> would be to move them into Bio::Phylo::Network, so as not to  
> unnecessarily proliferate the first level package directory. So at  
> the very least it should be obvious to anyone that the API including  
> the module names are subject to change.
> 	-hilmar
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