I recently talked with Bodo Vossen from MPI who has created this
functionality and made available:
He added this functionality to the Admin page of Galaxy which allows to add
tools without restarting the server. Unfortunately I have not yet tested it
myself, but it seemed to work 'out-of-the-box'.
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Kostas Karasavvas <
> Hi all,
> I am working on a way to add/install tools to galaxy in a more automated
> I need that for the galaxy-taverna interoperability work we are doing
> (https://trac.nbic.nl/elabfactory/wiki/eGalaxy). The generator
> produces a galaxy tool (.zip or an .xml + .rb) that I want to install
> as easily as possible. Since, this is sth that other people might be
> interested I was thinking of generalising it.
> The idea is to create a script (background process) where we specify
> an association between a galaxy tool directory and a galaxy section.
> Every time something is copied in that directory it will be picked up
> by the script, which will check if it is a valid tool, and add it to
> tool_conf.xml in the specified section (+optionally restart the
> I am assuming that people would have already worked on/thought of
> something similar for their own needs. So, my questions are:
> a) anyone knows if sth similar already exists and how reusable it is, and
> b) does it sound like something useful (apparently, to people that
> manage tools frequently!)
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