Both public Galaxy tool sheds track Galaxy central, and not Galaxy dist. This
in unfortunate, but has been required over the past 2 years because the
development activity at both the tool shed end and the Galaxy end has been
extremely signifiant. Since development changes in the Galaxy environment must
be compatible with development changes in the tool shed environment (and vice
versa) in order for the 2 entities to function together, it has been impossible
for the tool sheds to track the Galaxy dist repository, which generally is 8 -
10 weeks behind the Galaxy central repository.
However, as the development of new features in the tool shed winds down (we're
at the edge of that happening), the compatibility of the 2 entities becomes
less of a problem. I believe a new Galaxy releases is planned for the near
future, so dist will be compatible with the tool sheds (for a short time).
However, issues may continue to crop up until the next dist release 2 months
from now that could force the tools sheds to continue to track Galaxy central
until that time. It's fairly likely that after the next dist release, maybe in
September, that the tool sheds will able to begin tracking Galaxy dist.
Ultimately that will happen, it's just a matter of when.
I will, in fact, try to have the tool sheds track dist at this upcoming
release, but I cannot guarantee that fixes won't be necessary within the 8 to
10 week time frame between dist updates.
Greg Von Kuster
On Jul 12, 2012, at 1:32 AM, Ira Cooke wrote:
> I was wondering whether the general policy is to keep the toolshed at
> toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu compatible with galaxy-dist or galaxy-central.
> The reason I ask is that I went to install a tool from a production server
> I'm trying to setup based on galaxy-dist ... but got an error;
> The resource could not be found.
> No action for /admin_toolshed/prepare_for_install
> Searching for this in the source code, I found that it exists in
> galaxy-central ... but not in galaxy-dist
> Am I right in guessing that this error is due to toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu being
> powered by a recent toolshed version that is incompatible with galaxy-dist?
> If so, it would be great to get clarification as to whether this is to be
> expected in future. My personal feeling is that the main toolshed would be
> much more useful if kept compatible with galaxy-dist.
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