Re: Maybe sponsor package under debian-med umbrella?
thanks for contacting the Debian Med team.
On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 04:12:23PM -0500, Benjamin Redelings wrote:
> I see that many bioinformatics programs such as muscle, mafft, and fsa
> (alignment) and mrbayes, beast-mcmc, and phyml (phylogenetics), etc. are
> maintained by the "Debian Med Packaging Team".
> I uploaded a package for
> bali-phy (which does simultaneous alignment) to mentors.debian.net.
> (Disclaimer: I am the author). I was originally planning to try to maintain
> this on my own, but (supposing people are interesting in this package) would
> the Debian Med team be a better structure?
Definitely. The Debian Med team has evolved to a strong group of people
interested in bioinformatics. Upstream authors are more than welcome to
maintain their packages inside the team.
> Many of the programs that I use (such as figtree) are available in
> Debian now, but a few (e.g. tracer:
So we should probably package tracer.
> https://github.com/marbl/canu) are not.
Canu is packaged but not yet available in any release yet. We might
consider a backport to stretch if this is helpful for you. You can get
a full overview about all available packages in the so called "task
biology" (we have other tasks like biology-dev for development, medical
imaging and others). Here is the deep link to canu
> I would probably be interested in
> packaging tracer. Like figtree, it is a java program, and it is by the same
> authors, so I presume I could use the figtree package as a template.
The best idea would be you register on the new development platform
and ask for beeing added to the Debian Med team. Once your application
is accepted please create a Git repository for bali-phy there and
somebody of our team will take over the sponsoring.