[DRE-maint] Status of BioRuby

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Tue Jul 7 21:36:10 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 03:20:52PM -0400, David Nusinow wrote:
> Yes, I've definitely been neglecting bioruby far too much, and I'm at  
> the point where I'd rather orphan it. Thank you for taking interest in  
> it! If someone in the Med team is interested in maintaining the package,  
> they're welcome to take it with my blessing. The core code is fairly  
> simple and doesn't require a whole lot of ruby knowledge, although the  
> newer extensions that have been added seem to be useful for rails  
> developers, and I don't have any current experience there.

Thanks for the update.

> I've cc'ed the libruby-extras group which was founded to take on some of  
> these sorts of libraries, so they might be able to provide some advice  
> or help with the package. They have a different packaging methodology  
> than I use, so bioruby would need some repackaging to fit with their  
> model if someone wants to go that route.

Because I have the impression that the Debian Med team has no Ruby
experts on board it might be reasonable if the Ruby team throws in
technical experience.  As a Debian Pure Blend we just observe it in
our tasks[1] and bugs[2] pages (the fact that no "new version available
bug is filed shows that we need to implement according DEHS pages
as well).

Just keep us informed if a Ruby packager is taking over the job or
whether we should try to see what we might be able to do.

Thanks for the update on this


[1] http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org/tasks/bio-dev#libbio-ruby
[2] http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org/bugs/bio-dev.html

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