Re: Debian Med Bioinformatics Sprint in Lübeck : post-install
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- Subject: Re: Debian Med Bioinformatics Sprint in Lübeck : post-install
- From: Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 10:59:34 +0100
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On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 10:26:27AM +0100, Pjotr Prins wrote:
> I also enjoyed the conf. One result is a further collaboration on
> EMBOSS bindings to Perl, Python, Ruby and the JVM.
> > Cool - but what is rq? I can't find it in SVN nor on our tasks page.
> Brilliant tool for parallelized running of programs. Like Gridengine,
> or Torque, but *much* simpler to set up as it only requires one shared
> dir (not even ssh!). Wil run programs/scripts on a single multi-core,
> in a cluster, and in the cloud. I use it every day and have become
> part of 'upstream'.
Thanks for the clarification.
> It is on Alioth in pkg-escience/rq-ruby1.8.git repo. I much prefer
> git over SVN. It is ready for upload, I think.
For Debian Med targeted packaging you can also use git (see policy) -
that's fine but not as common and was probably not that heavily
advertised at the weekend. However, rq seems to be more general and
there is no direct need to move it to Debian Med.
> In fact we have started with the BMC paper, and an upcoming book
Sounds good. You will probably find proof readers here.
> I think, apart from the natural packaging, the only really
> useful thing would be a Bioinformatics page on the Wiki. Which should
> include a short Howto for newbie packagers. As simple as possible,
> without all the choices and options.
Sounds reasonable. We hoped to make the Debian Med policy a bit
more easy (I'm not sure whether we succeeded).
> Debian packaging is presented in
> a too complicated way (to scientists, forgive the irony). That is
I can understand. When I was diving into this it was way shorter
reading and I probably even failed to notice the last shiny bits of
developing Debian packages.
> I am recording my learning steps, when I have time I may turn it into
> a Howto.
> Thanks Steffen, Andreas and others. I found it inspiring to see people
> taking software deployment so seriously. Its importance is usually
> underestimated. It is important for science, and serious progress!
Thanks for joining and your work