[Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev goes live!

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Sat Mar 28 13:54:04 EDT 2009

We should be requiring a live core installation for dev, so we  
probably don't need to have the Bio::Root stuff unless we are  
reconfiguring those files.


On Mar 28, 2009, at 12:08 AM, Mark A. Jensen wrote:

> Hi All-
> I pleased to announce the maiden voyage of bioperl-dev. I have
> put up a stubby distribution skeleton under bioperl-dev/trunk in
> the Subversion repository. I will let you visit it for the details,  
> but--
> Some highlights:
> - the HEAD revision of Bio/Root/* is present in full, as is
> - the HEAD revision of t/lib/*, and
> - the README that I reproduce below
> The idea behind bioperl-dev, as I understand from
> Chris, is to provide a sort of sandbox for experimental
> code. Adventuresome users should feel free to play with
> the code there, but not expect much in the way of support,
> bug fixes, and the like. There be dragons there. When a
> bioperl-dev module graduates to the core, then the usual
> support mechanisms kick in.
> Devs please make yourselves comfy there, and modify
> the structure to suit. I believe it will be most useful (and
> easiest to integrate installations into working copies of
> the trunk) if the Bio/ subtree mimics the trunk namespace
> (with respect to existing modules) as much as possible.
> And if I'm really off-base someplace, please fix it and/or
> let me know.
> Cheers,
> Mark
> $Id: README 15616 2009-03-28 04:49:43Z maj $
> o Version
> This is bioperl-dev version 1.6.9, a developer release.
> o Description
> bioperl-dev contains experimental modules intended to expand the
> Bioperl envelope. New ideas for future point and stable releases
> are being explored here. Interested users are encouraged to
> give these a try, keeping in mind the following points:
> o the modules here will likely depend on the current HEAD
>   revision of Bioperl (bioperl-live/trunk); a release version
>   may not suffice;
> o documentation is likely to be spotty at best;
> o the code should be considered unsupported, though a polite email
>   to the dev it likely to elicit a positive response;
> o the code should not be considered "production quality"; when this
>   level is reached, bioperl-dev modules will graduate to the
>   core or the appropriate specialty package.
> See the Changes file for more information about what is contained in
> here.
> o Installation
> See the accompanying INSTALL file for details on installing
> bioperl-dev
> o Feedback
> Write down any problems or praise and send them to
> bioperl-l at bioperl.org  ;-)
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