On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM, Greg Von Kuster <g...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> On Mar 3, 2014, at 1:13 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Guys,
>>
>> Is this stuff on the wiki?
>
> Not completely yet.

The only mention I found was something in passing on last
month's news page:
https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/DevNewsBriefs/2014_02_10

>> Presumably the goal is helping to
>> move repositories between Tool Shed instances (e.g. from
>> a development/private Tool Shed to a production/public
>> Tool Shed)?
>
> Yes.

How do these "capsules" differ from the standard tar-ball?
Is it effectively the tar-ball contents plus the repository meta
data like its description and keywords?

If so, would this mean a capsule can only be used one at import
(but cannot be used to update a Tool Shed repository with a
newer version of the source repository)?

>> I can see "Import repository capsule" as a new action at the
>> bottom of the left hand column (under "Create new repository").
>>
>> Is there an "Export repository capsule" entry somewhere?
>> I can see a "Export this revision" action on each repository,
>> is that it?
>>
>
> Yes.

Would it make sense to rename it to "Export capsule for this revision"
or something more explicit with the word "capsule" in the name?
(I'm not sure how long these action names can be, but this is a
little change which would help link the action to the corresponding
""Import repository capsule" menu.)

Regards,

Peter
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