Ravi Madduri wrote:
> 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? 

Hi Ravi,

The best way is probably to ask on the dev list whether we are, or have
interest in working on something.  I do agree that it can be difficult
to know what we're working on, but part of the reason (in my own case,
anyway) is that not everything I work on makes it to the light of day in
a timely manner, so I tend not to make a lot of noise about it until
it's well along.

--nate

> 
> 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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> Ravi K Madduri
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