[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#520747: Bug#520747: BioCocoa.app and SequenceConverter.app (Was: Bug#520747: Watch file)

Yavor Doganov yavor at gnu.org
Wed Mar 25 15:16:42 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:04:36AM -0700, Scott Christley wrote:
> This is not exactly correct.  sequenceconverter.app is essentially  
> BioCocoa V1 when the only functionality it had was to read/write  
> sequence files. 

OK, I'm not familiar with these details and did not look at 
sequenceconverter.app at all.  What I said about the library still 
holds, though.

> For BioCocoa V2, much of the internals was re- architected and it 
> became a library, but in a cruel twist of fate, not all of the 
> capability got moved forward, so sequenceconverter.app cannot utilize 
> BioCocoa V2 to do its work, and thus really doesn't depend upon it 
> all.

If it doesn't depend on it currently, it won't build-depend on 
libbiococoa-dev for the time being.

> It will in the future once that capability has been re-implemented.

AFAIK libraries without reverse dependencies are not desirable in 
Debian, so it's good that there are such plans.

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