[Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev goes live!
Mark A. Jensen
maj at fortinbras.us
Sat Mar 28 01:08:25 EDT 2009
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--
- 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.
$Id: README 15616 2009-03-28 04:49:43Z maj $
This is bioperl-dev version 1.6.9, a developer release.
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
See the accompanying INSTALL file for details on installing
Write down any problems or praise and send them to
bioperl-l at bioperl.org ;-)
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