[Biopython-dev] Next release?

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Wed May 21 09:21:51 UTC 2008

>From the discussion list, quite a few people have suffered from the
NCBI tweaking the online Blast XML format with 2.2.18+ (bug 3499), so
it would be nice to get a new release out soon to address this.  See

How do the other modules stand at the moment?

Bio.PopGen (Tiago). Is this currently stable, or are you in the middle
of adding more features?

Bio.Entrez (Michiel). I see you've been very busy with the new
simplified XML parsers (see bug 2488).  This looks like a big
improvement on the rather repetitive coding needed in the first draft.
 Are you still actively making further refinements?  How many Entrez
XML file formats are still needed?

Bio.AlignIO - this is new, but has a reasonable amount of
documentation and a small unit test (see bug 2285).  If we did do a
release soon, it could be announced as "in beta", and subject to
change, but feedback welcomed.

In terms of the unit tests, I haven't run them on Windows recently
(internet access issues, hopefully resolved now), but on Linux things
looks fine.


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