[Bioperl-l] Re: Bio::FeatureHolderI interface confusion
sac at bioperl.org
Fri Jun 20 20:17:33 EDT 2003
On Friday, Jun 20, 2003, at 05:51 US/Pacific, Nathan ((Nat)) Goodman
> Hi Folks
> There seems to be an emerging consensus on two points:
> 1) It would be good to recast the debate in a balanced technical form.
> exact form is yet to be determined. One possibility would be to think
> this as a technical evaluation of BioPerl – the good, the bad, and the
> I’d recommend starting with the good, since even the most critical
> users are
> _users_ -- we use BioPerl because it has so much good stuff.
I'm all for this. The Bioperl wiki might be a good way to collaborate
on this effort.
BTW, the WikiDocs link on bioperl.org is throwing a 404 error. The
biojava wiki seems to be working. Hmm. Server migration stuff probably.
> 2) It would be useful to set up a BioPerl CPAN, or at least to do some
> initial design work for this.
> Hilmar suggested that I take the lead and lay out the principles along
> to populate BioPAN, and I’m happy to do so.
> Would someone else be willing to take the lead on the technical
> I nominate Steve Chervitz, since he brings the benefit of historical
> perspective to this undertaking.
I'd be very happy to help out here, but it might make sense to have a
few co-leaders, since Bioperl is so big and hairy. Perhaps one person
could lead the technical code review, another for user-centric review
(docs, demo scripts, website, tutorial)?
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