That's quite alright...and even if it wasn't, I'd be in no position to berate you, as I've been shamefully procrastinating the next two parts of the project I've got queued up to work on (Sequence EFetch and an alternate seq object implementation) just because I've got so much going on at the moment (job search, college application and search for funding to finally finish my degree and move on, a couple of volunteer cooking projects [now finished, thankfully], and so on) and the next couple of parts appear to be more tedious than anything else (Sequence EFetch isn't really DIFFICULT, but there are a large number of fields to handle and 'map' onto a seq object), though I really will be getting to these very soon. After those, though, I'd be willing to look into BioSQL. Come to think of it, perhaps it'd be worth me looking into it sooner - the layout and intent of the BioSQL tables could influence how I lay out the alternative seq object (and in turn affect the 'mapping' of the sequence EFetch data...) Thanks for the update! In addition to contributions of code, you're obviously welcome to just pop in with comments, suggestions, and opinions as well. I'll be posting another small update of things on my side of development as well sometime in the next day or two. Good luck! Sean On Thursday 31 July 2003 09:36 pm, Nico Stuurman wrote: > As you can see I really took some time off! That was great. It also > made me realize that I simply do not have enough time to fully engage in > this project. I'll still try to do something now and then, but don't > expect too much. > > I made a start with the BioSQL scripts. The script to generate the > BioSQL tables using adodb works (but is a little futile since there are > already scripts to generate these tables for MySQL and Postgres). Oh > well. I also started working on a function that writes a seq object to > a BioSQL database. Hmm. It seems that almost every field in BioSQL has > the attribute 'NOT NULL'. That makes it virtually impossible just to > write a simple sequence with a name to it. I am afraid that it will > takes some time to fully grasp what people are doing with BioSQL and how > they fill those tables. If someone else feels like trying, that would > be great!