[EMBOSS] broken links and other issues

Peter Rice ricepeterm at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Dec 23 09:30:39 UTC 2016

Hi Afif,

Yes, I 'm still here and keeping watch but not had enough updates to 
make a release worthwhile.

Many thanks for those two points. We had problems with the open-bio 
servers, and are working on rebuilding the wiki too.

I had forgotten about the mail archives as I don't use them myself, and 
we have not been using the sourceforge bug reporting - I will update 
those links.

If only you had mailed me a couple of months ago... I was in San Diego 
at the end of October for the tranSMART annual meeting at UCSD!

Season's greetings, and all the best for 2017,

Peter Rice

On 22/12/2016 22:39, Afif Elghraoui wrote:
> Hello,
> I was looking to submit a bug report and possibly a patch for isochore,
> but when I went to check the pulse of this project, I was almost led to
> conclude that it was dead. Here are the problems I and possibly others
> encountered.
> * The links to the mailing list archives are broken on these pages:
> http://emboss.sourceforge.net/support/
> http://emboss.open-bio.org/html/use/ch03s04.html
> * Users are offered the possibility to open bug reports or support
> requests on Sourceforge, but it seems that permission to do this is
> restricted to admins only. It's fine if you want to restrict this, but
> then I think the webpage should at least be corrected to not direct
> users there as a way to report issues.
> My experience basically was, seeing that the latest release of emboss is
> from a long time ago, to see whether the project was still active. The
> home page (on Sourceforge) says at the top that the most recent funding
> ended on Dec. 2011, the mailing list archives are broken links, and the
> most recent reported issues on Sourceforge are several years old. I then
> proceeded to search for active forks of emboss, when I started getting
> hits from the actual mailing list.
> Do you think this can be fixed? I consider these problems very severe.
> Many thanks and regards
> Afif

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