This is with regard to a modification we'd like to propose for improving
Genomespace integration with Galaxy, and we'd like to get some feedback
from the core Galaxy devs. We are happy to make the changes and issue a
pull request.

The proposal is:
1. Allow the Genomespace Importer to be workflow compatible (that is, allow
the Genomespace Importer to be dragged/dropped onto the workflow canvas and
when the user attempts to run the workflow, provide a way to specify/browse
for a file stored in Genomespace through a popup window)

2. Do the same for the Genomespace Exporter, so that, at the end of running
a workflow, the file would be archived back in Genomespace automatically.

So far, the only solid approach we've found to implement this is to
introduce a new tool parameter (e.g. GenomespaceFileParameter, analogous to
FtpFileParameter). It removes many of the constraints that the current
genomespace import/export tools are bound by. It may also necessitate the
inclusion of some javascript so that the file browse dialogue can be opened.

Alternatively, it could be made more generic, e.g. CustomFileParameter
instead of GenomespaceFileParameter - with a property for specifying a
custom javascript handler. However, since tools do not appear to have a way
of introducing custom javascript code at present, this approach may not be

So we were wondering whether the initial approach was alright or whether
there's a better method of achieving this?

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