[Phylobase-devl] misc.

Peter Cowan pdc at berkeley.edu
Fri Dec 5 23:26:24 CET 2008

The list was cc'd, and Steve has already filled out a slot in the  


On Dec 5, 2008, at 2:23 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:

>  For what it's worth, Thibaut sent his apologies --
> he's going to start a new postdoc very soon.
> (I don't remember if he cc'd this list.)
> Marguerite, Steve?
>  Ben
> Peter Cowan wrote:
>> I've added my schedule to http://www.doodle.com/9pndm3xaszh7gpck
>> On Dec 4, 2008, at 7:31 AM, Brian O'Meara wrote:
>>> On Dec 3, 2008, at 2:47 PM, Steven Kembel wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> * chat on the list about a deadline and milestones needed
>>>>> for a CRAN release?  (My votes: merged plotting code, all known
>>>>> bugs fixed [I don't actually think that would be hard], node-
>>>>> labeling
>>>>> scheme updated).
>>>>> * have one or more additional conference calls?
>>>> Discussing this on the list or in a conference call would be  
>>>> great. I
>>>> think we are in pretty good shape for most of these things.
>>>> -plotting code should be a straightforward merge of the summer of
>>>> code
>>>> branch into trunk
>> Agreed this shouldn't take long and might even happen before the
>> virtual hackathon if I can find a few hours to button up loose ends.
>>>> I will go through the list of bugs/feature requests on R-
>>>> Forge and try to clean out the requests that have been dealt  
>>>> with. If
>>>> others have fixed bugs/feature requests go ahead and change their
>>>> status to resolved.
>>>> -The node-labeling scheme has been updated already unless there  
>>>> were
>>>> further changes needed.
>>>>> * an ambitious plan: have a "virtual hackathon" sometime
>>>>> between now and mid-January, where we all agree to the best
>>>>> of our abilities to spend the same day or two investing
>>>>> a significant amount of hacking time ... we could have
>>>>> one or two 'plenary sessions' a day and do Skype/chat
>>>>> in between ... what do you think?
>>>> This sounds like a great idea, I'd be interested, will have some  
>>>> time
>>>> over the 'holidays' to work on this. What are people's schedules  
>>>> like
>>>> - would a brief call sometime in the next few weeks work?
>>> I'm generally unconstrained, as we're not traveling for the  
>>> holidays.
>>> We can set up a poll to schedule a conference call once we have a
>>> general idea of when people can talk. I've started a poll about a
>>> mini-hackathon itself at http://www.doodle.com/9pndm3xaszh7gpck .
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