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Re: Maybe sponsor package under debian-med umbrella?

Hi again,

you are now member of the Debian Med team.  I forgot to give a hint to the
Debian Med policy


which gives you some more hints about packaging in the team.  Please be
careful - we just moved from the old development platform to Salsa and
there might be outdated information since there was no review yet.

I'm a bit offline-ish these days - so please ask any question here on
the list if you have some trouble.

Welcome in the team


On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 06:52:58AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi Benjamin,
> 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".
> That's correct.
> > 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:
> > http://tree.bio.ed.ac.uk/software/tracer/,
> So we should probably package tracer.
> > canu:
> > 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[1]
> > 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.
> > 
> >     Thoughts?
> The best idea would be you register on the new development platform
>     https://salsa.debian.org
> 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.
> Kind regards
>       Andreas.
> [1] https://blends.debian.org/med/tasks/bio#canu
> -- 
> http://fam-tille.de


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