Re: Debian in Sanger (Re: update on binary upload restrictions)
On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Tim Cutts wrote:
[... impresive numbers of Debian usage at Sanger ...]
We're quite keen to present something about all this at Debconf; I realise
the deadline has passed, but hopefully they'll squeeze us in...
It would be great to meet you at DebConf, but would not really like to
increase your hope that you will get an official slot. I have heard that
the DebConf committee is quite strict, but there is always space for an
informal meeting / BOF for interested people. (But I'm doing wild guesses
here and perhaps I'm wrong.)
In any way I would like to organize a Debian-Med day as we did in 2005
in Helsinki and you are invited to join this. Coordination will happen
at firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
Generally, we are not using Debian packaging techniques for bioinformatics
software. The software requirements of the users move too quickly, so
packaged versions are always out of date, and besides, different users often
require different versions, so we just leave the maintenance of such software
packages to the users themselves, and store them on a central BlueArc NFS
I do not have the slightest idea about the specific requirements of
your users but I wonder, whether a kind of "default packaging in a
certain version with certain configuration" might not be interesting.
But that's just an idea.