You'll want to set this up as a dynamic display application, where the link id,
name, url, port, etc are defined in an external tab-delimited file. Most of the
displays included in the dist are set up this way, one example would be the
For an example where the external display application needs to access Galaxy's
datasets directly on a shared filesystem have a look at
Thanks for using Galaxy,
On May 2, 2012, at 10:58 PM, Ira Cooke wrote:
> Dear All,
> Our toolshed tools include a custom display application. Although the
> display application is open source (
> https://bitbucket.org/Andrew_Brock/proteomics-visualise ) we do not yet have
> a public server for it. Actually, at present it isn't possible to have the
> application work properly if it is running on a completely separate server
> because it needs access to galaxy's database/files directory (I'll leave that
> for another question). For now I just need to be able to provide a way for
> administrators of a local galaxy to configure the url to this display
> At the moment we have it hard coded .. like this;
> Using the galaxy_url (because we are on the same server) .. and hard coding
> the port.
> What would be the best way to allow local admins to configure this?
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