On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Jennifer Jackson <j...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
>
> It looks to me like there are versions both, with the Tool Shed version
> having the more recent date stamp. But if those extra functions are not
> needed, then yes, you are correct, the version included in the distribution
> would be enough.
>
> Please send corrections if I have any of this wrong, so that David gets the
> best information,
>
> Thanks Peter!
>
> Jen

Hi Jen,

I'm not sure which date stamps you are looking at, since I think
it is the other way round.

The NCBI BLAST+ wrappers shipped with Galaxy are currently
at version 0.0.11, both in galaxy-central and galaxy-dist, dated
12 July 2011, e.g. here is the current XML file for the BLASTN
wrapper:

https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-central/src/default/tools/ncbi_blast_plus/ncbi_blastn_wrapper.xml
https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-dist/src/default/tools/ncbi_blast_plus/ncbi_blastn_wrapper.xml

Over on the Tool Shed, Edward Kirton has a forked copy of
a much older version of these wrappers at v0.0.1. The push
date of 7 Jun 2011 is probably from the toolshed migration,
I believe the true date is well before that.

Edward added support for using local BLAST databases as
a new Galaxy datatype, along with wrappers for makeblastdb
and dustmasker. Assuming these have proved useful, it would
make sense to merge these changes into the main BLAST+
wrappers.

I have CC'd the galaxy-dev mailing list (and Edward) which
is probably a better place to discuss this than the galaxy-user
list.

Peter
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