On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Saket Choudhary <sake...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 April 2015 at 02:06, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 6:12 PM, John Chilton <jmchil...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think it is probably a pair of bugs you are seeing:
>>> ...
>>> The fix unfortunately is messy and will likely break stuff.
>>> -John
>> Running tools anyway where the expected example.loc entry is
>> missing is bad, but most tools would fail cleanly when given an
>> empty path - so this is less critical than the first half of the bug.
>> i.e. Can we address the side effects of Saket's commit?:
>> https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy/commit/667c04844e35e76a698161fff6c88cb03be8396a
>> https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-central/commits/757412c63654ff16f6cd6a0b6ff776b25e0b5b03
> Hi Peter,
> Sorry, this really is a major bug. I agree this was pushed without
> much testing. In fact, I did not at all consider the use case you just
> pointed out. I can send a PR that simply reverts the change, since I
> am not sure I will have enough time to look into it deeper.
> Looks like I have broken more things than what I have contributed.
> Saket

Thanks Saket,

I didn't mean to criticize - only to ensure you were aware of this
(in case you had any insight about how to fix it). Galaxy is amazingly
complicated, so subtle side-effects like this can be hard to avoid -
especially on the interactive side where testing is harder.

[We don't yet have a proper test framework for workflows - although
John has been working on that.]

I don't understand this area of Galaxy at all (mako templates etc),
so I think we'll need to defer to the full time developers who know
this bit best.


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