Category Archives: OBF

General Open Bioinformatics News

Initial release of BioPerl Bio::Community distribution

Note: I’m reposting here the original announcement from Florent Angly on the BioPerl mail list. Dear all, Some time ago, I announced that I was working on a set of BioPerl modules collectively forming the Bio-Community distribution. These Moose-based modules provide objects to … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.63 beta released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.63 beta are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website. This is a beta release for testing purposes, the main reason for a beta version is the large amount of changes imposed by the … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.62 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.62 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). Continue reading

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BOSC 2013

Hello from Berlin, where the pre-BOSC informal CodeFest 2013 meeting is already underway. We’re looking forward to seeing even more of you on Friday and Saturday for BOSC 2013. BOSC 2013 will be the 14th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, … Continue reading

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BioRuby 1.4.3.0001 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of BioRuby 1.4.3.0001. This new release fixes the following bugs. “gem install bio” failed with Ruby 2.0 or later versions. lib/bio/db/gff.rb script encoding issue Bio::Blast::Default::Report parse error when subject sequence contains spaces. For … Continue reading

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Biopython 1.61 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.61 are now available from the downloads page on the Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). The updated Biopython Tutorial and Cookbook is online (PDF). Platforms/Deployment We currently support Python … Continue reading

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OBF Board meeting 13 Nov

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) will be holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012, at 11.30am EST (8.30am PST, 17:30 CET, 16:30 UTC/GMT). The meeting will be held online or over conference call. We will … Continue reading

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Server transition process to AWS servers

Our aging server which has run for 5+ years the OBF sites has finally reached end of its lifespan. We are currently migrating sites to AWS volumes and sites for a temporary period while we decide about how to continue … Continue reading

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OBF is now an SPI-associated project

I am very pleased to announce that as of the SPI’s Board meeting that took place yesterday, O|B|F is now an SPI-associated project. Continue reading

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BioRuby 1.4.3 released

We are pleased to announce the release of BioRuby 1.4.3. This new release fixes bugs existed in 1.4.2 and improves portability on JRuby and Rubinius. Here is a brief summary of changes. Bio::KEGG::KGML bug fixes and new class Bio::KEGG::KGML::Graphics for … Continue reading

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