Hello Marcel,

On Jun 28, 2011, at 5:23 PM, Marcel Schumann wrote:

> Hi Greg,
> 
> Just two small points:
> -- the new 'detailed description' cannot yet display linebreaks correctly. 
> Looks a little bit confusing this way (for an example, just have a look a the 
> description text I pasted into the field for CADDSuite) ;-)

This issue has been fixed - thanks for pointing it out.

> -- just to clarify: I actually meant that it would be very helpful if a 
> version-number in the 'old' style (plain version number, not repository hash 
> key) could be shown as well. This would make it easier for users to 
> understand which release-version of the software is in the toolsuite. But 
> otherwise, as a workaround, I could of course just add a version number to 
> the toolsuite's short-description field ...

Yes, attributes like tool_id, version, etc,  fall into the category of 
repository metadata, a new feature which I am currently implementing.  It 
should be available fairly soon.


> 
> 
> Cheers,
> Marcel
> 
> 
> On 06/28/2011 10:05 PM, Greg Von Kuster wrote:
>> Hello Marcel,
>> 
>> Thanks for your message - see my inline comments below.
>> 
>> On Jun 28, 2011, at 5:55 AM, Marcel Schumann wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Greg, hi Dave,
>>> 
>>> I just uploaded a current version of CADDSuite for MacOS10.6 (in addition 
>>> to the version for Linux) to the Galaxy tool shed. Thereby I noticed some 
>>> problems and possible enhancements. I just wanted to let you know about 
>>> them; I hope this is somewhat helpful ...
>>> 
>>> Errors/problems:
>>> -- If _not_ logged in, clicking on any tool or category will produce 
>>> "Server error" !
>> 
>> 
>> This bug has been corrected - thanks for letting us know about it.
>> 
>> 
>>> -- The new hg based tool shed does not display/support any tool(suite) 
>>> version any more. I know that this was probably done on purpose, but I 
>>> guess this will very confusing for users. If publicly available/published 
>>> software has its own version number, it would be very nice if this could 
>>> also be shown in the tool shed.
>> 
>> 
>> Yes, versions are now the repository tip, which is displayed.
>> 
>> 
>>> -- The new tool shed also does not show detailed description texts any more 
>>> (in contrast to the previous tool shed). However, I guess these description 
>>> text could be very important for potential users who search for tools for 
>>> their tasks. Guessing what a tool/toolsuite does by just reading the 
>>> one-line description currently supported by the new tool shed is of course 
>>> not very easy ;-)
>> 
>> 
>> I've added a Detailed description text field for repositories in the tool 
>> shed - thanks for requesting this.
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> Ideas for enhancements:
>>> -- It would be nice to have same kind of download counter
>> 
>> 
>> I've added a field that displays the number of times a repository was 
>> downloaded using the pop-up menu options.  Again, thanks for your request.
>> 
>> 
>>> -- some way to enable users to submit feedback or comments would also be 
>>> great
>> 
>> 
>> There is already a Rate repository option on the Repository options pop-up 
>> menu.  This option allows you to add a 1 - 5 star rating, along with your 
>> own Review comments.
>> 
>> 
>>> -- last but not least, I think you should really advertise your tool shed 
>>> on your homepages. On both getgalaxy.org and usegalaxy.org I never saw any 
>>> link/description of the tool shed, but it really is a nice way to share 
>>> tools :-)
>> 
>> 
>> We'll look into this, thanks!
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> Marcel
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Marcel Schumann
>>> 
>>> University of Tuebingen
>>> Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Computer Science
>>> Division for Applied Bioinformatics
>>> Room C304, Sand 14, D-72076 Tuebingen
>>> 
>>> phone:  +49 (0)7071-29 70437
>>> fax:  +49 (0)7071-29 5152
>>> email:  schum...@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de
>> 
>> Greg Von Kuster
>> Galaxy Development Team
>> g...@bx.psu.edu
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Marcel Schumann
> 
> University of Tuebingen
> Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Computer Science
> Division for Applied Bioinformatics
> Room C304, Sand 14, D-72076 Tuebingen
> 
> phone:  +49 (0)7071-29 70437
> fax:  +49 (0)7071-29 5152
> email:  schum...@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de

Greg Von Kuster
Galaxy Development Team
g...@bx.psu.edu




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