On Dec 20, 2011, at 1:09 PM, Bicak, Mesude wrote:

> Dear Galaxy Developers,
> 
> We work in Professor Dawn Field's group (Molecular Evolution and 
> Bioinformatics Research Group) at the NERC Environmental Bioinformatics 
> Centre (NEBC) of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) Research 
> Institute based in Oxford.
> 
> We develop and distribute Bio-Linux (http://nebc.nerc.ac.uk/tools/bio-linux), 
> which is a customised Ubuntu distribution that comes with 500+ bioinformatics 
> packages. Within our research group we also provide bioinformatics analysis 
> for NERC-funded researchers, and recently started looking into Galaxy as 
> well. It didn't take us long to discover its power and we would like to 
> enable Bio-Linux users to install, run and maintain the Galaxy server with 
> minimal effort, also with the aim to spread the word on Galaxy in Europe! 
> 
> Recently we took on a project with Dr. Casey Bergman from University of 
> Manchester as the Principal Investigator, to package all the necessary Galaxy 
> dependencies for Ubuntu/Bio-Linux. As many pre-requisities are already 
> included with Bio-Linux, we are already some way down this path. New packages 
> that we create will appear in a Launchpad PPA 
> (https://launchpad.net/~nebc/+archive/galaxy).
> 
> We will be happy to hear any comments regarding these efforts and we hope 
> that this will be a useful resource for all Galaxy users. Once the initial 
> packaging is done, we hope to collaborate with Galaxy team in maintaining and 
> improving this resource.
> 
> Best wishes,
> Tim, Soon and Mesude

Hi Mesude,

This is fantastic, thanks for letting us know, and please do post up if there 
is anything we can help with.  Also, if you're not aware, Galaxy's cloud 
offering is built on CloudBioLinux, which itself is built on Bio-Linux.

--nate

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