Dear all, Something I am conscious of every time I have directed someone to a tool or wrapper on the Galaxy Tool Shed is the lack of nice stable URLs. The current frame based design hinders this - and as a result I usually just have to give the ToolShed URL and tell them what to search for. This problem is particularly acute for citing a tool shed entry, where a nice URL would be far better.
I appreciate moving away from the current frame interface is a lot of work - although what Jeremy Goecks wrote last week suggests that is a long term goal: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/pipermail/galaxy-dev/2013-January/012792.html I would like something similar to the repository URL, but for the ToolShed interface. e.g. The repository view for my MIRA wrapper: http://toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/repos/peterjc/mira_assembler Perhaps is the short-term what could be done is to enhance the repository view, and include links between this and the current "Tool Shed" frame based page? That way we can share a nice URL like http://toolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/repos/peterjc/mira_assembler to direct someone to a resource in the Tool Shed? e.g. (1) When viewing an entry on the "Tool Shed", include a prominent link to the repository URL (perhaps even with social media links like tweet or share this to emphasise this is the best URL to share). (2) In the header for each repo (perhaps in place of the current Mercuiral logo?) have a link to the "Tool Shed" frameset for the tool being viewed. Thanks, Peter ___________________________________________________________ Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/