[Biococoa-dev] read Fasta File with gap symbols

Stephan stschiff80 at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 2 03:35:59 EDT 2009

Am 01.04.2009 um 21:34 schrieb Scott Christley:

> On Apr 1, 2009, at 12:10 PM, Stephan wrote:
>> Hi Scott,
>> Thank you for answering.
>> In fact I looked through the code and found a workaround in the  
>> BioCocoa Source Code.
> Ok, cool, I imagine you commented out some code?  I think a more  
> permanent correct fix shouldn't be too difficult to implement.
>> One more question: The newest version of BioCocoa is not Mac OS X  
>> Tiger compatible... is that right?
> I don't think there is anything preventing it, i.e. we are not  
> using any Leopard specific functionality, it just may be how the  
> current Xcode project settings are defined.  You might give it a try.
I found the problem. The newest BioCocoa trunk needs the Mac OS X  
10.5 SDK. Stuff like NSUInteger from the Foundation-framework is not  
defined in previous SDKs... too bad, seems like I really have to  
upgrade my MacBook to Leopard then...

>> Actually, I wanted to ask how active the community is right now...  
>> I might be able to contribute something to the project. I am  
>> working in the bioinformatics field and just digging into Cocoa  
>> (coming from C++ and python). How easy/hard is it to get a  
>> developer account? Also I could help updating the webpage or  
>> writing some more tutorials...
> Well, there was a flurry of activity in the beginning, before I  
> joined the project, but most people have moved on to other  
> projects, though many continue to lurk on the mailing list.  But no  
> truthfully there really isn't much activity.   I too work in  
> bioinformatics, and I love ObjC, so BioCocoa is perfect for me to  
> place my code where others can use; however I spend about 80% of my  
> time doing research and only 20% coding, so my contributions come  
> in spurts.
> One thing I would like for BioCocoa is not for it to just re- 
> implement much of what is in (say) bioperl or biopython, ok reading  
> sequence files is fine, but some good analysis algorithms or data  
> structures would help set BioCocoa apart.  But really that is my  
> preference, any contributions are welcome, and getting a developer  
> account is easy.  What area of bioinformatics do you work in?
> cheers
> Scott

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