[Bioperl-announce-l] [Bioperl-l] Bioperl 1.5.2 Release

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Thu Dec 7 02:30:44 UTC 2006

Great job Sendu!  

A bit of icing on the cake: all the WinXP PPMs (core, db, network, run)
installed w/o a hitch following normal instructions using PPM4 (GUI and
command line shell) using clean ActiveState installations.  Looks like all
the correct prereqs were installed with shell (only XML::SAX::ExpatXS was
left out in the GUI installation for reasons outlined before).  

I'll run more tests tomorrow to see if tests pass with the installed bioperl
(this should catch any prereq issues with PPM installation we missed).


> I am proud to announce the final release of Bioperl 1.5.2.
> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Release_1.5.2
> bioperl (core):
> cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-1.5.2_100.zip
> bioperl-run:
> cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-run-1.5.2_100.zip
> bioperl-db:
> cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-db-1.5.2_100.zip
> bioperl-network:
> cpan>install S/SE/SENDU/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.tar.gz
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.tar.bz2
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/bioperl-network-1.5.2_100.zip
> http://bioperl.org/DIST/SIGNATURES.md5
> (all are also available via CVS, and for Windows users, using 
> the Perl Package Manager - see the wiki for details)
> The other bioperl packages (bioperl-ext, bioperl-gui, 
> bioperl-pedigree and bioperl-pipeline) did not see a unified 
> release for 1.5.2.
> This release represents a developer release which has been thoroughly
> tested. We consider it the most stable (in terms of bugs) version of 
> Bioperl and believe it to be suitable for most people. It is marked 
> 'developer' or even 'unstable' because its API may change on short 
> notice. It will also not be maintained or supported beyond the next 
> bioperl release.
> 1.5.2 introduces the following new (core) features:
>   * Taxonomy (Bio::Species) overhaul
>   * Bio::Map improvements
>   * Bio::SearchIO speedup
>   * Build.PL installation
> For details, and a complete change log, see the wiki.
> API documentation is available here: http://doc.bioperl.org/
> Acknowledgements:
> Enumerable thanks are due for the tireless efforts of 
> Christopher Fields 
> (bug fixing, testing, documentation, discussion), Nathan Haigh 
> (Windows&pre-requisite issues, testing) and Mauricio Herrera Cuadra 
> (testing, documentation, support). Feedback and ideas 
> provided by Hilmar 
> Lapp, Jason Stajich, Torsten Seemann and others on the 
> mailing list and 
> elsewhere proved invaluable. None of this would have been possible 
> without the behind-the-scenes work of the open-bio support team. I'd 
> also like to acknowledge Andreas J. Koenig for his help with 
> CPAN matters.
> Finally, thank you to everyone who tried out the release 
> candidates, and 
> especially those that took the time to file bug reports or 
> report problems.
> Remember, Bioperl can only go from strength to strength with /your/ 
> help. If you'd like to experience the fame and fortune that naturally 
> follow becoming a Bioperl developer (?!), become one!
> http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Becoming_a_developer
> On behalf of the Bioperl team,
> Sendu Bala.

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