[emboss-dev] EMBOSS 6.3.0 released - SAM/BAM

Peter biopython at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jul 15 13:36:23 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Peter Rice <pmr at ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 15/07/2010 12:36, Peter C. wrote:
>> Is here fine or on a more cross project list? I think BioPerl are sticking
>> to wrapping samtools rather than experimenting with a reimplementation.
> I think here is fine while it is just EMBOSS and BioPython, and I would like
> some feedback from others on what is most needed.
> If it becomes a cross-openbio effort like FASTQ then we can move to the OBF
> lists to bring them in.

BioLib and BioRuby sound interested too.

> Heng Li asked us to look after format conversions to help take that load off
> samtools, but that still requires us to support SAM and BAM as fully as we
> can.

I don't quite see how it will take a load of samtools, but nice to be asked.


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