On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Greg Von Kuster <g...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> Hello Peter,
> On Jun 6, 2011, at 6:41 AM, Peter Cock wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Greg Von Kuster <g...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
>>> We will certainly include support for new data formats into the Galaxy core.
>>>  In case you haven't seen it, details for adding new formats is available in
>>> our wiki at 
>>> https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-central/wiki/AddingDatatypes.
>> Hi Greg,
>> Should that page talk about lib/galaxy/datatypes/registry.py as well?
> Sure!  If you have found weaknesses or missing details in the wiki
> that made it harder for you to add a new datatype, please feel free
> to improve the wiki content.  Sometimes we miss things because
> we're so close to the implementation that things make sense to us,
> but not to others.

Is there anything documented about the built-in format conversion
within the Galaxy core, rather than tools.

>> That seems to be where mime types are specified, and for some
>> reason (a historical fall back?), there is another sniffer listing here too
>> (as well as in datatypes_conf.xml).
> The sniffer listing and the mimetypes and datatypes by extension
>  in registry.py are default values in case (form some reason) these
> datatypes are not listed in the datatypes_conf.xml.

That's what I thought,


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