[Biopython-dev] external dependencies...

Jeffrey Chang jchang at SMI.Stanford.EDU
Mon Dec 18 14:58:21 EST 2000

How are we going to handle them?

Right now, we have:
mxTextTools (with Martel)

- Should we auto-detect whether they have it already installed?

- How do we handle version differences?

- Should we bundle these in the distribution or download them as needed?

- How much help should we provide the user in installing them?  
Completely automatic installation, or just gentle error messages and

- Should we maintain copies of these at biopython.org?

- Is there something going on in catalog-sig or somewhere else that can
help us right now?


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