[Bioc-devel] Suggestions to improve the package 'homepages' on the Bioc site.

mtmorgan at fhcrc.org mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Sun Apr 25 12:23:44 CEST 2010

Hi Wolfgang --

Quoting Wolfgang Huber <whuber at embl.de>:

> Hi,
> first, a great *thank you* and congratulations to the guys in Seattle
> to the new release. Fantastic job. And it seemed so smooth! (At least
> from this side of the pond).
> When googling a package name, one often gets the Bioc package homepage,
> which is often a good first place to figure out what a package does.
> E.g. http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/2.6/bioc/html/DESeq.html
> is the first hit I get for "DESeq".
> However, say, for "tilingArray" I get
> http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/2.5/bioc/html/tilingArray.html

Our plan in the not-too-distant future is to add a robots.txt file  
that will suggest indexing the current release only, so you'll get  
directed to the right place as soon as the search engines pick up on  
the change.

> So, do you reckon it would be useful that these pages, prominently, list:
> - the release number (e.g. "2.6")
> - the date of the release (e.g. "2009-10-26")
> - if release is not the current one, a link to the current release
> PS Don't forget to add the new release to the "Project News" on
> http://www.bioconductor.org

Thanks for the reminder!

> Cheers,
> W.
> Wolfgang Huber
> http://www.embl.de/research/units/genome_biology/huber
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