[Bioc-devel] Size limits of packages when including other executables

Thomas Dybdal Pedersen thomasp85 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 10:48:48 CEST 2013


I'm developing a wrapper for the peptide-identification tool MS GF+. The algorithm is developed in Java and the .jar file has a size around 20 mb.

For the ease of the user, I think it would make sense to pack the java code together with the wrapper (this has been cleared with the MS GF+ developer), and would have the added benefit of securing version compatibility. This, on the other hand, stretches the size limits imposed in the guidelines by several factors…

What is the opinion on this? Is the size limits set in stone or can they be lifted for certain cases besides annotation packages?


Thomas Pedersen, PhD student at DTU, Denmark

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