Re: Imported io-lib, a Staden library
On Wed, 9 Jul 2008, Tim Cutts wrote:
In principle, I'm more than happy to help out, but as with everything else,
my time is limited. ...
Sure - we talked about this at DebConf last year and I also remember the
reasons you mentioned why you are not using packaged versions. It would
be stupid if I would try to argue about your workflow at Sanger which has
proven to be reasonable. (I'm probably biased but I think that providing
software in packages and enabling users to pin on a certain version leads
do better reproducable results than local builds.)
What I can do to help, if not packaging directly, is act as a liaison with
the people actually developing the stuff you want. For example, I know the
authors of both SSAHA and Artemis quite well. I've been periodically asking
Zemin to alter SSAHA2 so that it can be made DFSG-compliant, and he agrees in
principle, it's just a case of his group actually finding the time to do it.
I'll ping him again about it.
This help would be really appreciated!