[BioPython] Working on Fnorb WAS:Bioperl-guts: revised idl

Brad Chapman chapmanb@arches.uga.edu
Tue, 8 Feb 2000 08:22:34 -0500

>> HAve you looked into Fnorb at all jeff?
> Alas, no.  It's on my to-do list.
> Biopython does not have the code yet to support this kind of IDL.  
> been more concerned with providing parsers, since it's more useful 
to what
> I want to do.  With this IDL, however, we could leverage off the work
> already being done with bioperl and biojava.

Hello all!
    I've been doing a lot of lurking on this and the other bio*.org 
list serves, but thought I would speak up about this since I've been 
looking for something I might be able to contibute to biopython.
    I've been watching with interest the thread on the bioperl-guts 
about Ewan's idl proposal, since I think it is an excellent idea, and 
since I've been looking for an opportunity to get some experience 
coding CORBA stuff. So, although I don't have any first hand CORBA 
experience (great credentials, I know :-) I've been doing a lot of 
reading up on things, and have been playing around with the Fnorb 
examples, kind of waiting for some CORBA coding opportunity to come my 
    So anyways, I'd be very interested in trying to get the biopython 
code (whatever there is of it--I'm in the dark about what is completed 
since I don't have cvs access) compliant with the proposed idl, if you 
all would like to have a beginner give it a shot...