[Biococoa-dev] BioCocoa invitation

Peter Schols peter.schols at bio.kuleuven.ac.be
Sat Jan 8 17:15:51 EST 2005

Sounds good to me.


On 08 Jan 2005, at 22:20, Koen van der Drift wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I wrote this 'invitation' that we can send out to possible new 
> developers. Let me know if you think this is ok, and if I missed 
> anything.
> cheers,
> - Koen.
> -------------------------
> Dear FooBar,
> I found your name on the CocoaDev mailing list. I am one of the core 
> developers of the BioCocoa project, an open source framework for 
> reading, writing, and manipulating various biological sequences. 
> Originally the framework was aimed also at GNUStep and only focused on 
> reading and writing sequences, which is still the official version 
> that you can download from the website at 
> http://bioinformatics.org/biococoa/. A few months ago a couple of mac 
> loving bioscientists joined the project, and it was transformed in a 
> Cocoa-only framework, and extended to be able to do other things with 
> sequences than reading and writing. You could say that it is trying to 
> be the Cocoa/Obj-C sibling of BioJava, BioPerl, etc.
> So far we have created a set of new classes, that we believe should be 
> a solid base for extending the whole framework. However, we still have 
> many discussions  what would be the best design. For instance, 
> currently we have a core class BCSequence, with various subclasses for 
> DNA, RNA, and proteins. We have had many discussions whether we 
> actually should subclass BCSequence (eg BioCocoa doesn't subclass it's 
> main sequence class). Recently we have been discussing if maybe we 
> should use the class cluster design for the various sequence classes,
> At the moment we are only a small group of developers, mainly with a 
> scientific background. Based on the description on the CocoaDev 
> webpage, it seems you could be a valuable addition to the BioCocoa 
> project. So we were wondering if you would be interested in joining 
> the development team, and the discussions on our mailing list (see 
> http://bioinformatics.org/project/?group_id=318 for more info).
> Feel free to have a look at the code and the current discussions, and 
> let me or one of the other developers know if you are interested. We 
> look forward to your reply,
> On behalf of the BioCocoa Team, best regards,
> Koen van der Drift
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