[Bioperl-l] RE: BioPAN
Nathan (Nat) Goodman
natg at shore.net
Sun Jun 22 12:28:01 EDT 2003
> BioPan! Great idea! You'll get all the support you need from me.
> First to do is to check the feasibility of having our own CPAN server
I'll make some inquiries. Does anyone have a suggestion of a person I could
An alternative would be to stay within CPAN but have a special section with
the module list. We could have our own site, BioCPAN or BioPAN, that just
directs people to the correct section of CPAN.
> I suppose it would make sense to start using the CPAN bugtracking
> system, http://rt.cpan.org/ ?
You're using bugzilla now, yes? Are people unhappy with it? If we stay
within CPAN, I believe CPAN will do bugtracking for us, so that may force
> Also, ExtUtils::MakeMaker based makefiles are quite difficult to
> maintain and we should try to start using Module::Build.
Sounds like a good idea, but I think it's a separate issue. You might want
to do this even if you decide not to do the BioPAN thing.
To summarize: I'll start a conversation with the CPAN people about either
running our own PAN or having a special section of the standard one. I will
not look into bug tracking or Module::Build at this time, leaving these for
a later time or someone else.
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