[Pharo-project] Roassal Survey

Vanessa Peña Araya van.c.pena at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 12:15:15 EDT 2012

Thank you, Ben. And yes, this is the kind of things that are very useful.

> 3. Electrical Software Development Platform - CRITICAL priority
> Of course, my own project to complete my masters within the next 
> couple of months!! This is implementing a model browser for the IEC 
> 61970 Common Information Model.  I showed this to Alex a while ago and 
> am just now getting back to the point I was at before switching from 
> Mondrian to Roassal.  While this has taken a while I am very happy 
> with the additional control I have with Roassal (and a lot of this 
> time has been too many demands by my day job). Perhaps a rough early 
> release is not too far away.
I'm sorry but I don't know this, so I don't understand really. Is there 
some place I can see it?

As yes, the features you mentioned are interesting. You are not the 
first to mention features 4, for example.

Thank you very much :)


> Alexandre Bergel wrote:
>> This is not that we do not have ideas :-)
>> Our todo list includes:
>>   - book chapter on Roassal
>>   - exporters (e.g., HTML, SVG, JavaScript)
>>   - semantic zooming
>>   - way to compose shapes
>>   - scalability
>> We obtained this list from our personal needs and the need of the 
>> Moose and VW communities.
>> Vanessa is working on a proposal for ESUG to help us on the 
>> development of Roassal. We are therefore surveying the Pharo 
>> community in case of there is a wished feature that we did not see or 
>> did not put high on our todolist. We are currently maintaining 
>> Roassal (i.e., fixing bugs) and pursuing our innovation effort (i.e., 
>> implementing cool ideas). The ESUG support will help us increase our 
>> productivity.
>> And yes, we would love to see someone use Roassal to visualize 
>> genome, DNA and other biological data. We are ready to provide a 
>> strong support.
>> Cheers,
>> Alexandre
>> On Sep 25, 2012, at 12:33 PM, Hernán Morales Durand 
>> <hernan.morales at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I don't know your project scope, but these pointers may help you to 
>>> grab some features to implement:
>>> http://www.tm4.org/mev/features
>>> Also take a look into the Circular Genome Viewer: 
>>> http://wishart.biology.ualberta.ca/cgview/gallery.html
>>> specially the browsable maps
>>> http://wishart.biology.ualberta.ca/BacMap/cgview_linked_maps/NC_003198/index.html 
>>> check out the Expand+ and Rotate+ operations
>>> Other very nice engine is Circos
>>> http://circos.ca/
>>> which contains plots that has been published in Science, Nature and 
>>> PLOS.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Hernán
>>> On 25/09/2012 11:48, Vanessa Peña Araya wrote:
>>>> Hello!
>>>> As you probably know, Roassal was presented at ESUG. We received a lot
>>>> of positive feedback from you and also a lot of request for features.
>>>> Thank you very much!
>>>> We want to start working on this, but also prioritize what seems to be
>>>> more urgent.
>>>> For this, we would like to survey the community about
>>>>  1 - what are the features you would like to see in Roassal. Please,
>>>> provide a list of features requests and tell us about their priority
>>>>  2 - scenarios where you would like to use Roassal.
>>>> Thank you very much,
>>>> Vanessa.

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