[Pipet Devel] Re: [Fwd: [Pipet Devel] Re: Overflow/Loci/GMS collaboration]

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Tue Mar 14 18:27:28 EST 2000

On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, jarl van katwijk wrote:

> hehe, just a little bit :)  But mostly I'm defending my idears..
> Also when the Overflow project aint going to collaborate, I'll still watch them
> very regulairly and I surtainly will think a lot more about how to do wrapping of
> sub nets of overflow-type nodes inside a gms\loci node. Because it add new
> features without breaking the security \ locationing \ etc.

I would personally really like to see Overflow, GMS and Loci all coming
together. For my personal use, I would really be interested in having a
mechanism for wrapping "smaller" objects than just programs. While you may
not often want to pipe these small objects over internet connections, you
may way to combine a whole bunch of local small objects, and pipe the
output to another object on a different machine. This is where a
combination of all three programs really makes a lot of sense to me.
	For those on the list interested in bioinformatics stuff, I'm
specifically thinking of the bioperl/biojava/biopython projects which have
a combined idl specifying a general set of functions for all three
projects. Wrapping these functions seems like something Overflow is
ideally suited to do, while GMS and Loci don't address such small data
	For such a powerful system as we all are proposing, we really need
to include both small and large structures, or I think we'll be sorry
later. Another 2 cents.


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