OEWG 20111004

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OBO-Edit Working Group Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 8:30am PDT

Conference call numbers:
US: 1 866 953 9688
UK: 0808 238 6001
PIN: 801561

Agenda/Chair: Nomi Harris
Minutes: Nomi
Attendees: Nomi, Heiko, Ramona, Midori, Paola, Harold, Laurel

Bug and Feature Trackers

Fixed since last meeting

  • Allow 64 bit to be chosen on install
    • Heiko improved the installer so that if you have a 64-bit computer with 64-bit Java, the installer will install OBO-Edit so that it will launch in 64-bit mode. The installer tries to detect if you have a 64-bit machine, in which case it suggests a larger memory allocation, but it is (by necessity) conservative about this (because if it suggested a too-high memory setting you wouldn't be able to launch OE at all), so it may limit you to an 1860M setting. If this happens, you can hand-edit OBO-Edit.vmoptions and put a higher memory setting (up to the amount of physical memory on your computer), and then relaunch OE (twice, if you're on a Mac).
    • Ramona (?) said this is working for her.
  • DBxref library: sort by description
    • As requested, DBxref library entries are now sorted by description (if any) and then by db:ID.
    • The sample dbxref libraries that I had didn't have any descriptions, so their sorted order is the same as before.
  • Extended characters result in fatal error
    • Fixed "Allow extended characters (except in dbxrefs)" configuration option.
    • Default is false; user can now change it.
    • Ramona said this is working for her (Japanese characters)


  • Release 2.1-b19 is the release candidate for official release 2.1. Please try it out and report any (new) problems.
    • Several people have tried and said it looks good
    • Paola noted that the name redundancy check is now taking a really long time (~5 min on GO). Nomi said that it's slower now because before it wasn't actually *doing* a name redundancy check, and now it has to do an O(n^2) check (every name against every other name--and synonyms as well), so this is going to take longer. She will look and see whether maybe it's doing more work than it needs to.
  • If no new bugs are reported in the next week, 2.1-b19 will be released as 2.1.
  • Nomi will contact Mike Cherry about approving 2.1 as the new official version.

Currently working on

  • Working towards making an official 2.1 release

Next bugs to work on


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