Re: ensembl_57-7_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into experimental
> Like this one:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence_assembly ?
yes, mostly. without the explanation of what sequence assembly is.
much like most of the "List of foobar" pages on wikipedia. I would
expect that to be the no1 hit with that debian-med list no2.
> If you have specific interest on one of those projects just let us know.
> You could also give some more detailed introduction about yourself - for
> instance we urgently need people with Java knowledge to tackle some
> interesting packages with more power than we currently have.
Hi! I am George. I fancy myself a system administrator, which is to
say, I bang the rocks together till they are fit for my users to use.
or rather, i make the automating machine that bangs the rocks
I am from Greece ( nobody is perfect, I know. ) I hold a degree in
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics,BS from the New Jersey
Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ, USA . My first Unix terminal
was an (orange) VT100 serially connected to a DEC mainframe running
Ultrix 8 and 9 . I am 35 years old, going to be 15 next year :-D . I
have been running Debian ever since 1999. While it is true that I
cannot put a (good) package together, yet, I can definitely recite all
the O'Reilly books by heart.
Sorry, no Java. Just C, Perl, Python, LISP, bit of Erlang, .NET and
(shamed to admit it) PHP. Any packages in LISP?
I work for the Computational Biosciences Research Center in King
Abdullal University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a brand new
graduate research university, which His Majesty King Abdullal,
envisioned for Saudi Arabia back in the 80s. There are several EBI,
NCBI and Sanger people over here. We got a good crew and we hop to
rock the bioinformatics world in the years to come.
In the meantime, I have to run a department where users ask for N+1
bioinformatics tools. I am getting more familiar with those tools
every day; less surprises every time I install them. So far we have
used 75% of the cycles of the local supercomputer, using mpiblast, for
the past year and a half. I had enough, though, trying to compile
tools by hand all the time, and I want a way to just apt-get any tool
my Researchers find on the web and catches their fancy (so I can slack
off more, instead of compiling tools). Perfect case in hand is
ensembl-hive which I have been banging my head against ever since Wed
I thought I would start packaging by doing MIRA, since I was
exchanging emails a lot with Bastien back in September. Right now,
besides trying to fix a flood in my apartment, I am trying to hold our
infrastructure together using gum and a string, while waiting for the
grant money to build The Real Thing[tm]. I was on #debian-mentors for
two months, but nobody was um, interested enough, to help me with my
questions, so I kinda gave up. Two weeks ago, I picked up my interest
again, only to have the NFS server of the cluster sing me "good night,
Packaging for Debian is something I am really interested in; it will
help me leverage my time by a thousand. I read the beginners book to
packaging, but it could not see how I could apply that to mira. for
example, Bastien lists Perl as a per-requisite. Do I include that in
the package requirements? Stuff like that... If I could get a mentor
to help me over the initial hump, I would def be of use around here
(but no learning Java, please).
All the Best,
George Marselis, systems administrator
Building #2, Level 4, room 4327
Computational Bioscience Research Center, KAUST
Land: +966-2-808-2944, Mobile: +966-56-321-7713, Skype: project2501a