Hello Peter,

In addition to the fixes I've commented on inline below, I've also added a new 
rout for specified repository revisions.  So the following citable URLs are now 
supported in the test tool shed.  These fixes and enhancements will not be 
available on the main Galaxy tool shed until the next Galaxy release.

http://testtoolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/
http://testtoolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/fasta_filter_by_id
http://testtoolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/fasta_filter_by_id/66e2e0f16c36


On Feb 8, 2013, at 5:26 AM, Peter Cock wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I've noticed one oddity, which is if I go one of the citable URLs like
>> http://testtoolshed.g2.bx.psu.edu/view/peterjc/mira_assembler
>> and then browse away to another section/repository/etc the URL
>> in the browser's address bar does not update. You can be looking
>> at repository B, but the address bar URL still says repository A.
>> 
>> (This was one reason I stuck a redirect in my prototype).
> 
> Do you think this going to be easy to fix, or should we revert
> to the redirect trick to avoid this 'stale' URL problem?


This behavior has been fixed in change set revision 8802:7ccddea80a25 which is 
currently running on the test Galaxy tool shed.  


> 
>> Separately, but perhaps related, it would be nice if via the
>> search or otherwise, the new URLs were automatically used -
>> that would be slightly easier than copying it from the text of
>> the page.

This one is tricky and may have to wait until we eliminate the Galaxy iframes.  
If I can figure out a way to make this work before that, i certainly will.  
I've created a separate Trello card for this.

https://trello.com/card/toolshed-nice-citable-urls-for-galaxy-tool-shed-repositories/506338ce32ae458f6d15e4b3/603

>> 
>> However, this is already functional enough to start sharing
>> direct links. Once this goes live, you'll have to brief the
>> whoever writes the new tool alerts for Twitter to use it :)
> 
> I see the new citable URLs are already in use on the wiki
> (but not yet working as the live ToolShed doesn't have this
> update yet):
> 
> http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/ToolShedToolFeatures#Example_repositories_in_the_main_Galaxy_Tool_Shed_that_define_tool_dependencies


These are now working since the Galaxy release last Friday.

Thanks!

Greg Von Kuster



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