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

Patrick Aboyoun paboyoun at fhcrc.org
Sun Apr 25 22:03:51 CEST 2010

On Friday we modified


to be more discriminatory. I'm not sure what the search engine turn 
around time is, but let us know if you are still finding old package 
links coming up in Google searches and the like.


On 4/25/10 3:23 AM, mtmorgan at fhcrc.org wrote:
> 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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