Nate
I brought this issue up at the users conference and I wanted to bring it up 
again. How does somebody like us keep track of new development like this and 
how can we contribute? 

Regards
On Aug 22, 2011, at 11:57 AM, Nate Coraor wrote:

> Dave Walton wrote:
>> Dear Galaxy developers,
>> 
>> Our institution is trying solve our storage problem (we need lots,
>> especially for NGS data, and someone needs to fund it).  What we would like
>> to be able to do, is based on some criteria control in what location a file
>> gets written to disk.
>> 
>> This criteria could be an individual user, a role or group they belong to,
>> or a project the file is associated with.
>> 
>> What we'd like to know are the following 3 things:
>> 1) Is anyone already working on something like this?
> 
> Hi Dave,
> 
> We're working on an abstraction layer which will allow Galaxy data to
> live in multiple places instead of the single-point "files_path" that is
> currently used.  Enis Afgan wrote the initial implementation and I am
> hoping to complete it within the next few months.
> 
> This won't have any per-user logic, but it should provide a piece of
> what you are hoping to do.
> 
> --nate
> 
>> 2) Are there other institutions that would be interested in this type of
>> functionality?
>> 
>> 3) If we were to attempt to implement this ourselves, would anyone be
>> interested in giving us some input with respect to how to implement and how
>> to make it generic enough to meet the needs of most institutions?  If we're
>> going to do it, we'll need to be able to produce an estimate of what the
>> effort would be like so that we could get institutional funding to develop
>> the functionality.
>> 
>> Thanks for any input you can provide.
>> 
>> Dave
>> 
>> --
>> Dave Walton
>> Computational Sciences
>> The Jackson Laboratory
>> Bar Harbor, Maine
>> 
>> 
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