[Bioperl-l] BioPerl 1.6 RC1

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Wed Dec 24 16:27:33 EST 2008


I am proud to announce that the first release candidate for BioPerl  
1.6 is available for testing.

A quick note on versioning: due to issues with alpha numbered versions  
on CPAN possibly overwriting a stable release, this release candidate  
has a VERSION of 1.005009_001 (or 1.005009001).  This will be switched  
to 1.006000 (no alpha) once the release is final.

The RC is currently being uploaded to CPAN and should be available in  
the next 24-48 hours under authorname CJFIELDS.  In the meantime, the  
release candidates can be directly downloaded here:


Signature file:

A preliminary ActiveState PPM is also available and is located in the  
BioPerl Release Candidate repository; the directions for installation  
are here:


Please feel free to report issues with testing, installation, etc. on  
the mail list and on this page:


I will be gone from Dec. 26-31 but will attempt to keep tabs on test  
results and anticipate addressing any issues once I return.  The final  
release should be ready in the first couple weeks of January 2009, of  
course depending on issues that arise with this RC.

We will be releasing bioperl-run, bioperl-db, bioperl-network, and  
others separately once the final 1.6 release is complete.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!


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