Bioperl: Pise release 5.a

Catherine Letondal
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 19:04:07 +0100

Catherine Letondal wrote:
> Dear all,
> Pise (Pasteur Institute Software Environment) is a program to 
> generate Web interfaces for Molecular Biology programs. It has
> now run for 3 years at Pasteur and we have thought it could be 
> useful to others.
> The Web page that describe Pise is located here:
> The program is available here:
> The distribution and installation procedure has been greatly improved 
> thanks to the persons who have tried to install it. Many thanks to them.

The last Pise distribution contains important bug fixes:

  - paragraphs embedded into a paragraph are now correctly handled,
  - there were problems in XML parsing of labels containing "", 
  - Web forms' title now include the description and the authors,
  - some programs' definition had errors.

There has been some improvments:

  - bibliographic references are included and displayed in the Web form when available
  - the installation procedure is now almost automatic; there is just one file to edit
  - required Perl modules and programs are all checked; nice syntax is now automatically
  - some administration scripts have been added
  - database searches programs (like blast, fasta, ...) now have a configuration 
  file that lists the locally available databases. 
(the version number has not changed yet, it's still 5.a)

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Catherine Letondal -- Pasteur Institute Computing Center
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