letondal at pasteur.fr
Wed Aug 30 12:38:19 UTC 2000
David Bauer writes:
> Catherine Letondal wrote:
> >The main problem is for results delivery for long jobs: the results page would
> >have to be bookmarked and reloaded periodically by the user.
> Or by the server? I'm not sure how NCBI is doing it with the Blast results. There you
> get a page which is automatically periodically reloaded with increasing time
Some programs take several days to run (phylogenetic jobs)... and there is no simple
way of indicating how long the job will last to limit a server reload to a certain time.
Another solution would be to let the user optionally enter his/her email only for detached
> Btw. it would be nice to have a PLPLOT_LIB similar to EMBOSSDIR in Makefile.global.
> I placed it in emboss.xml but this is definitely not a clean solution.
Well, it depends...
1) Here, we use wrappers which define all EMBOSS variables.
2) The emboss.xml file is a proper editable configuration file. The update has been
automated for convenience, but the 2 files are clearly redundant. There are other
EMBOSS variables, like EMBOSS_DATA, which could be defined in the Makefile.global or
emboss.xml as well.
3) Isn't it possible to have these variables defined in the $HOME configuration
file of the Web server? (I don't remember its name)
Catherine Letondal -- Pasteur Institute Computing Center
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