[Biojava-l] Preparation for a 1.1 release?

Mark Schreiber mark_s@sanger.otago.ac.nz
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 13:53:39 +1300 (NZDT)

The 'bootcamp' sounds like an excellent idea, count me in!

As to the 'sexy' projects maybe some contributers would like to acheive
instant fame and recognition by submitting some of their sexier biojava
applications so that mere mortals such as myself might learn from the
masters. If each contribution could be accompanied by a design rationale
(even if the design wasn't rational ;-) ) that would be even better.


On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> This sort of thing is exactly why we need to get together in person more 
> often...so that the non 'sexy' part of our projects get some attention and 
> work. It is amazing what locking people & laptops together in a room with 
> beer and pizza will do.
> We are still trying internally to sort out the costs and logistics of 
> having a 'bootcamp' style gathering where we can all get together for 
> planning, coding and documentation work.
> If the bootcamp idea fails to happen for financial or other reasons then I 
> would urge all of you to start marking the dates of ISMB'2001 (in 
> Copenhagen) on your calendars...it is looking more and more likely that we 
> may be able to arrange for a room of network-connected computers to be 
> provided for us in the days before (and after?) the ISMB conference is 
> officially scheduled to begin.
> -Chris
> At 11:04 AM 12/8/00 -0800, you wrote:
> >Thomas Down wrote:
> >
> > > Short of locking all the developers in a small room with just
> > > a text editor and javadoc, the best way to improve documentation
> > > is for new users not to suffer in silence.  Any questions, PLEASE
> > > send them to the mailing list (even if they're just small details).
> > > You'll get an answer, and it should feed back into improved
> > > documentation.
> > >
> >
> >We're facing a similar situation on the Bioperl side. I'm still
> >convinced that users of the package are in a better position than the
> >developers to add *useful* documentation, especially tutorial-like docs,
> >because the developers are too intimate with their stuff (let an
> >architect describe his new-art apartment house, and a familiy that tried
> >to live their for a week: which description do you think is going to be
> >more useful for a potential buyer?).
> >
> >So, I'd rather lock in all those who claimed in the past to have used
> >the package ;-))
> >
> >         Hilmar
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