python-biopython-sql package

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Mar 27 12:25:34 GMT 2009

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:33:26 +0000 Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at> wrote:
>On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 5:00 AM, Charles Plessy <plessy at> wrote:
>> Le Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:16:41PM +0000, Peter Cock a écrit :
>>> Its probably a bad idea to change the package name now, but I would
>>> have called it python-biopython-biosql. Also it isn't tied to Python
>>> 2.2 in any way.  My suggestion:
>>> > python-biopython-sql
>>> > Biopython support for the BioSQL database schema
>>> > This is the Biopython interface to a BioSQL database (see
>>> > for details).  BioPerl, BioJava and BioRuby also provide their own BioSQL
>>> > interfaces onto the same shared SQL schema.
>>> It would also be nice if all the python-biopython-sql package
>>> webpages/metadata could include (in addition to
>>> on the "External Resources" section.
>> Dear Peter,
>> I have changed the package description in our Subversion repository according
>> to your suggestion. Our packages pages will be refreshed the next time the
>> package is updated.
>Great :)
>> For the name of the package itself, as you guessed, changing its name is more
>> problematic.
>OK - that's not a big issue.
>> The "External Ressources" section of the sidebar of packages.d.o and
>> packages.u.c actually only contains homepages for the moment and I do not know
>> a way to add other links. But I have left a TODO comment for the day it will
>> become possible.
>Well, if you only have room for one homepage, then seems
>> By the way, do you think it would be useful to package BioSQL?
>Possibly - but it comes in PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, HSQLDB, and Apache Derby
>variants for the core schema, so it would be a big job.  My
>inclination is NOT to try and
>package it as most installations tend to get customized anyway.
>> Thanks a lot for your feedback !
>And thank you for your quick reply and action,
These actions will cover Debian and future Ubuntu releases.  Ubuntu does have a release coming out in less than a month.  Are there any of these changes you would consider essential for our next release?

Scott K

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