[Bioc-devel] Suggestions to improve the package 'homepages' on the Bioc site.
seandavi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 23:09:09 CEST 2010
On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Patrick Aboyoun <paboyoun at fhcrc.org> wrote:
> 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.
Another possibility, besides robots.txt which will simply block
content (is this really what is desired?), is to use a sitemap.
This would potentially allow more fine-grained control over what urls
are crawled, how often, and most importantly, what urls are highest
importance on the site.
> On 4/25/10 3:23 AM, mtmorgan at fhcrc.org wrote:
>> Hi Wolfgang --
>> Quoting Wolfgang Huber <whuber at embl.de>:
>>> 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
>> 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
>> Thanks for the reminder!
>>> Wolfgang Huber
>>> Bioc-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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