[BiO BB] open source ideas

Indraneel Majumdar indraneel at indialine.org
Wed Aug 22 00:14:23 EDT 2001

You're right, possibly it'll make sense to keep this sort of
thing stand alone. It releases the user from the clutches of the
web admin. Also if one is content with a text interface, then it will be
platform independent, I guess perl has posix conformance. And with the
possibility of implementing things as modules, this can really be
scaleable. (Of course i don't know Java, so am supporting perl).
Now to find someone to code it!


On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 11:56:09PM -0400, bioinfo wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I agree it could be expanded to a much larger submission / compilation
> tool.  I considered creating the application using Perl / CGI scripts with a
> Web interface and I came to the conclusion that it would be more user
> friendly if anyone could install it on their local machine and run a
> graphical interface that allowed easy director selection and data entry for
> the header files.  While writing it as a Visual application does limit it to
> the windows platform if it were written in Java with an installer that
> queried the system for OS type then it could install the necessary Java
> components and it could run essentially platform independent.  Anyway, I
> would love to see this program as an independent application rather than as
> PERL scripts on a website.
> Mark Burke


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