Carnë Draug | 1 Apr 04:05 2013

Re: Google Summer of Code - BioPerl proposals

On 1 April 2013 01:34, Fields, Christopher J <cjfields <at>> wrote:
> I agree.  Another approach might be to cleave off a section that you could mould into your own; this could be
done for bioperl-run, bioperl-live, etc.

Why did the project ran out of time 2 years ago? The blog posts about
it are very few and don't sound too bad. It mentions having prepared a
couple of them, but none was actually ever released. Instead, the
source was also kept in bioperl-live and seems to have already
branched. Is there any reason for this? It was my understanding that
splitting the project is still desirable, from a discussion back in

it just happens that no one has picked it up yet.

I think splitting bioperl-live into subdistributions and make a new
1.70 release of each of them is perfectly doable over a summer. And I
say this after having split and release Bio-Biblio. This is one of my
itches with BioPerl. I have been using it for almost 3 years, but have
never seen a release. I would like to make new releases of everything,
no changes at the start, but take them to the point that "dzil
release" does everything. Make it really easy for anyone to come in
and contribute and even easier for a maintainer to make a new release
after receiving a contribution. Is this desirable for the project?