OBO-Edit Working Group, Tuesday March 9th, 2010 8.30 a.m. PDT
Conference call details: New GOC conference call numbers
US: 1 866 953 9688
UK: 0808 238 6001
Attendees: Amina, Harold, Laurel Cooper, Midori, Terry Mehan, Karen Christie, Ramona Wells, David OS
Oboedit 2.1 beta 3 to be releases in the next few days
Action items carried over
Bug and Feature Tracker Updates
The issues relating to Cross Product support described below have been reported fixed by Amina and the fixes will be in the upcoming release. Upcoming release has fixed many "open" bugs and these will be closed once release is made.
Cross product support issues
There are a bunch of related issues to do with incomplete support for editing intersections. In most cases, I think we just need them to be treated like regular relationships. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to look at how editing works for relationships in various scenarios and check whether intersections are treated the same or not.
- Loss of intersection status on merge
- indestructible XPs
- As long as only inferred classification is ignored, this issue can also be solved be treated intersections in the same way as relationships.
- Changing relationship type in parent editor blitzes XP stat
- When a term is cloned, intersections become relationships
- Deleting intersections in parent editor requires commit
Merge error: if do merge, and the alternate id is used elsewhere, the intersections don’t keep up: dangling (if have set to allow) or deleted because they used the old id; don’t automatically use the new id). Karen: id management in general: would be nice to be able to change any and every instance of one id to another (rather than manual editing of file in a text editor).
Terry M: is is_a closure fixed: yes
Graph Editor causing crashes: when working on large ontologies. Amina suggests making so that only the graph editor component will close rather than taking the entire program with it. Kaeen C notes : be careful: if you see losing icons to expand,collapse, this is a sign: then close program gracefully before it's too late!
Laurel: Dictionaries: which to use and can they be shared? Midori explained about current problems with user dict. User dictionary does not actually save when you tell it to; even if manually add terms in text editor the program ignores the file on load anyways. Can save to standard dict and it will save them; this should not be overwritten upon a new install as same config directory is used.
Release of 2.1 beta 3