Hi Peter,

On Jul 27, 2011, at 9:34 AM, Peter Cock wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Greg Von Kuster <g...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
>> Helo Jelle,
>> I've taken a look at your patches and the code looks good.
>> However, I'm wondering why you find it necessary to upload image files to
>> Galaxy.  Do tools exist that take image files as input?  If the Galaxy
>> community finds this feature as a good addition to Galaxy, we can probably
>> incorporate it into the distribution.
> I think it is a nice feature - and can come up with some use cases too.
> How about future tools for image analysis? e.g. microscope photos of
> cultures to automatically do cell/organism counting, or plant leaves
> for pathogenicity assays.

Ok, I'm convinced.

>> However, we'll need an additional feature before we can do that.  We'll
>> need to implement a type of config setting that enables / disables the
>> uploading of image files via the Galaxy api. ...
> Why not just allow it? A general configuration allowing/blocking any
> file type from being uploaded makes more sense to me than just
> wanting to block images.

The enhancement would be to add a config setting to allow / disallow uploading 
any data type ( not just images ) via the api.  The problem with just allowing 
uploading of images is that we'll end up hosting a bunch of porn on our main 
public Galaxy instance.  This has happened to us in the past...

> Peter

Greg Von Kuster
Galaxy Development Team

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