[Bioperl-l] BioPerl CPAN

Jarkko Hietaniemi jhi at iki.fi
Tue Jul 1 20:21:25 EDT 2003

> 1. Where can be get more information how CPAN/PAUSE works?
> http://www.cpan.org/modules/04pause.html gives some guidelines but not
> enough.
> Are there any written guides to the whole system which are essential
> reading?

Ummm, what kind of information do you mean?  The CPAN author and
maintenance menus are pretty self-explanatory.  There is some very
light technical background material on PAUSE/CPAN in
http://www.cpan.org/misc/ZCAN.html but that is irrelevant for the
module/author maintenance.

The 'bioperl CPAN admin' should probably be someone with some CPAN
uploading experience under their belt, of course...

> 2. Jarkko, how do we make sure that the new effort does not conflict
> with the current bioperl bundle in CPAN? We will be using the same Bio
> name space, aren't we?

I don't know whether you will be using the same name space, but as far
as I know one _can_ upload modules with conflicting names.  There will
be warnings, of course, but I don't remember exactly to whom.

> 3. How do we split up the current bioperl-live?

Pass. :-)

Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi at iki.fi> http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'.  It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

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