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

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Tue Mar 14 19:08:28 EST 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
> 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.

Yes!  This is exactly what we could do by making Overflow an APPLICATION
DEVELOPMENT NODE!  Overflow even has a nice way to generate command-lines for
those 'unspecified' or 'unknown' applications that we come across (we can use
Overflow to give us simple connectivity).

Or, hey, how about this: The plugin/wrapper needed to run a specific
application under GMS can be constructed or specified using Overflow?!

> 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
> structures.


>         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.

Exactly!  Gee I really like this kid :-)

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