[Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev goes live!

Mark A. Jensen maj at fortinbras.us
Sun Mar 29 20:54:43 EDT 2009

[sorry, by "it should stay there" I meant "RootI should stay in
 bioperl-dev"] -MAJ
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark A. Jensen" <maj at fortinbras.us>
To: "Chris Fields" <cjfields at illinois.edu>
Cc: <bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev goes live!

> Certainly Build and Test should be there, right?
> Yes, we could, probably should leave out the 
> rest until they are being actively worked on, since 
> any work should start from the latest live version, 
> I suppose. dev would be a good place to play with
> bequeath/bequest; perhaps it should stay there, 
> since I'd like to start exploring that.
> re: building bioperl-dev-- since people will 
> essentially be working on "private" extensions
> or enhancements, the build process shouldn't
> install everything by default, but should be 
> driven more by user choices than, say, the
> core installation is. Is this a fair assessment?
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chris Fields" <cjfields at illinois.edu>
> To: "Mark A. Jensen" <maj at fortinbras.us>
> Cc: <bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev goes live!
>> 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.
>> chris
>> 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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