[Bioperl-l] Bundle::BioPerl and Pre-reqs

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 23 17:19:08 UTC 2006

> > So really the difference between the current situation and, say, the
> > situation when 1.5.1 was released, is that the CPAN user doesn't have to
> > use Bundle::BioPerl for full functionality anymore, but can still chose
> > not to install all the optional external modules.
> >
> >
> --snip--
> Obviously, we could maintain a Bundle::BioPerl which includes all
> dependencies required for a fully functional Bioperl. I think the whole
> idea for a Bundle is to provide a common environment for a particular
> package. If for example, someone chooses not to install the dependencies
> through CPAN (in the current setup), that can easily go back and install
> Bundle::BioPerl and it would retrieve any missing dependencies for a
> fully functional Bioperl-core.
> Nath

Succinctly put; I would've spent five paragraphs describing that!  Too much
coffee (from lab meetings...)

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

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