Hi Michael,

Am 07.04.2015 um 21:46 schrieb Michael Crusoe:
> On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Björn Grüning <bjoern.gruen...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi all!
>>
>> We are proud to present you the next release of Galaxy Docker.
>>
>> https://github.com/bgruening/docker-galaxy-stable
>> https://registry.hub.docker.com/u/bgruening/galaxy-stable/
>>
>> A few highlights:
>>
>> * based on Galaxy 15.03, with all it's new awesome features
>> * Docker image is now based on Ubuntu 14.04
>> * move all required Galaxy dependencies to toolshed/requirements
> 
> * use Ansible roles to build large parts of the image
>>
> 
> Super cool. How many dependencies are you having to install from source
> instead of from Debian packages (either official or 3rd party)?

A few python packages from pypi, npm and a self-build nginx to get some
extensions in that are currently not available in the official build.

> I think Docker has a lot of usefulness for complicated setups; for software
> packaging I think making proper Debian packages benefits the entire
> bioinformatics community more. Bonus: you get a collaborative team (like
> the Debian Med group) to share the burden.

Sure, if you have any ideas what we can package? I don't think we have
much packages that are not from Debian :)

> I don't know what people's interest is in packaging tools and other
> dependencies for Debian but I'd be happy to talk about it informally; give
> a formal talk; present a poster; and/or host a BoF on the topic at the
> Galaxy Community Conference in July.

I think that in general the entire problem of deployment is very
interesting for the Galaxy community and we have a lot of ideas how to
make it better in/with Galaxy. Not sure about Debians role here, as we
are aiming for a reproducible installation of tools over time.

I will organise a BoF at BOSC to talk in a more general way about
deployment w/wo docker, packages, bioboxes, brew, conda, easyinstall and
so on ... would be great if you can join!

Thanks for caring!
Bjoern





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