[Biococoa-dev] Introducing myself

Koen van der Drift koenvanderdrift at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 16:44:46 EST 2009

Hi Craig,

First of all, welcome to BioCocoa. As you already noticed, the project  
is indeed very quiet. I think recently only Scott Christley  
contributed new code to the project. All others are too busy with  
their real-life-jobs and/or other activities.

The ToDo list seems to be still valid. Things that are high on the  
list are further development of BCSequenceReader and BCSequenceWriter,  
as well as the implementation of BCAnnotation and BCFeature. Once  
those are in place, additional functionality can be added. Other item  
high on the list is the so-called 'killer app' :-)

Feel free to dig around in the code, and if you are ready to add code,  
please contact Peter Schols for repository access.


- Koen.

On Feb 21, 2009, at 3:43 PM, Craig Bateman wrote:

> I'm an experienced software engineer looking for an open source mac  
> project to contribute to, and I'm recently very interested in  
> genetics.  So BioCocoa seemed an obvious choice.
> I looked at the To Do list, and fear that 2+ years later it must be  
> out of date unless there's just nobody left working on this  
> project.  Is it officially dead?  There hasn't been a lot of  
> movement on this list in the past few months since the 2.1.0 "non"- 
> release.  I've checked out the source and will start digging now to  
> get a feel for what's here and how it works.  What/where are the  
> primary missing pieces? Has all the 1.x functionality been  
> incorporated to 2.1?  Is anything on the todo list still up for  
> doing?  Should I be looking at the framework itself or the  
> applications?
> Anyway, to whoever is still alive on this project, let me know how  
> and where I can help and I'll be glad to.
> Thanks,
> Craig Bateman
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