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Is the "new tool repositories summary" in the monthly newsletter useful?

Dave Clements-2
Hi All,

The October Galaxy newsletter went out a week ago.  Buried at the bottom is this

which lists repositories that have been published in the Galaxy Project ToolShed in the previous month.

I have two questions about this:

1. How useful is this summary?

Compiling it is a manual process and it's kind of mind-numbing.  Most months it takes around 2 hours (I think).

2. If we keep the summary, should we put it in the Dev News Briefs instead?

I'm kinda thinking this summary is a better match for the Dev News Briefs (every release), then it is for the general newsletter (every month).


Since we are on a survey binge, I've created a 2 question Google form for you to vote at: 

(It has a birthday cat theme!)  If you care, please vote.  Discussion (in this thread) is also welcome.

And many thanks to IUC for suggesting I send this email.

Thanks,

Dave C



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Re: Is the "new tool repositories summary" in the monthly newsletter useful?

Peter Cock
On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:49 AM, Dave Clements
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> The October Galaxy newsletter went out a week ago.  Buried at the bottom is
> this
>
> 36 new ToolShed repos

--> https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/GalaxyUpdates/2014_10#ToolShed_Contributions

> which lists repositories that have been published in the Galaxy Project
> ToolShed in the previous month.
>
> I have two questions about this:
>
> 1. How useful is this summary?
>
> Compiling it is a manual process and it's kind of mind-numbing.  Most months
> it takes around 2 hours (I think).

I find it moderately useful, so if most Galaxy Admins think the same, it
probably is overall a good time investment.

> 2. If we keep the summary, should we put it in the Dev News Briefs instead?
>
> I'm kinda thinking this summary is a better match for the Dev News Briefs
> (every release), then it is for the general newsletter (every month).

I would suggest both (easy if it is just a link, a tiny bit of copy and paste
if not), but that wasn't an option on the Google form.

Peter
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Re: Is the "new tool repositories summary" in the monthly newsletter useful?

Dave Clements-2
Hi Peter, all,

I've added post in both places as an option.

So far we only have two responses ...

Thanks,

Dave C



On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Peter Cock <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:49 AM, Dave Clements
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> The October Galaxy newsletter went out a week ago.  Buried at the bottom is
> this
>
> 36 new ToolShed repos

--> https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/GalaxyUpdates/2014_10#ToolShed_Contributions

> which lists repositories that have been published in the Galaxy Project
> ToolShed in the previous month.
>
> I have two questions about this:
>
> 1. How useful is this summary?
>
> Compiling it is a manual process and it's kind of mind-numbing.  Most months
> it takes around 2 hours (I think).

I find it moderately useful, so if most Galaxy Admins think the same, it
probably is overall a good time investment.

> 2. If we keep the summary, should we put it in the Dev News Briefs instead?
>
> I'm kinda thinking this summary is a better match for the Dev News Briefs
> (every release), then it is for the general newsletter (every month).

I would suggest both (easy if it is just a link, a tiny bit of copy and paste
if not), but that wasn't an option on the Google form.

Peter



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Re: Is the "new tool repositories summary" in the monthly newsletter useful?

Dave Clements-2
Hello all,

Well, the results are unanimous: Keep it; it's worth the time invested

Where to put it was far from unanimous, so we'll experiment with putting it in both the monthly newsletter and dev news briefs.

Thanks all,

Dave C.

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM, Dave Clements <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Peter, all,

I've added post in both places as an option.

So far we only have two responses ...

Thanks,

Dave C



On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Peter Cock <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:49 AM, Dave Clements
<[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> The October Galaxy newsletter went out a week ago.  Buried at the bottom is
> this
>
> 36 new ToolShed repos

--> https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/GalaxyUpdates/2014_10#ToolShed_Contributions

> which lists repositories that have been published in the Galaxy Project
> ToolShed in the previous month.
>
> I have two questions about this:
>
> 1. How useful is this summary?
>
> Compiling it is a manual process and it's kind of mind-numbing.  Most months
> it takes around 2 hours (I think).

I find it moderately useful, so if most Galaxy Admins think the same, it
probably is overall a good time investment.

> 2. If we keep the summary, should we put it in the Dev News Briefs instead?
>
> I'm kinda thinking this summary is a better match for the Dev News Briefs
> (every release), then it is for the general newsletter (every month).

I would suggest both (easy if it is just a link, a tiny bit of copy and paste
if not), but that wasn't an option on the Google form.

Peter



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Re: Is the "new tool repositories summary" in the monthly newsletter useful?

Björn Grüning-3
Hi Dave,

on IRC we had a small discussion how we can make the progress easier for
you to collect this information. The idea was to create automatically
Trello cards for IUC and devteam tools and maybe a summary page in the
Tool Shed.

Cheers,
Bjoern

Am 15.10.2014 um 06:52 schrieb Dave Clements:

> Hello all,
>
> Well, the results are unanimous: Keep it; it's worth the time invested
>
> Where to put it was far from unanimous, so we'll experiment with putting it
> in both the monthly newsletter and dev news briefs.
>
> Thanks all,
>
> Dave C.
>
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM, Dave Clements <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Peter, all,
>>
>> I've added post in both places as an option.
>>
>> So far we only have two responses ...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Dave C
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Peter Cock <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:49 AM, Dave Clements
>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> The October Galaxy newsletter went out a week ago.  Buried at the
>>> bottom is
>>>> this
>>>>
>>>> 36 new ToolShed repos
>>>
>>> -->
>>> https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/GalaxyUpdates/2014_10#ToolShed_Contributions
>>>
>>>> which lists repositories that have been published in the Galaxy Project
>>>> ToolShed in the previous month.
>>>>
>>>> I have two questions about this:
>>>>
>>>> 1. How useful is this summary?
>>>>
>>>> Compiling it is a manual process and it's kind of mind-numbing.  Most
>>> months
>>>> it takes around 2 hours (I think).
>>>
>>> I find it moderately useful, so if most Galaxy Admins think the same, it
>>> probably is overall a good time investment.
>>>
>>>> 2. If we keep the summary, should we put it in the Dev News Briefs
>>> instead?
>>>>
>>>> I'm kinda thinking this summary is a better match for the Dev News
>>> Briefs
>>>> (every release), then it is for the general newsletter (every month).
>>>
>>> I would suggest both (easy if it is just a link, a tiny bit of copy and
>>> paste
>>> if not), but that wasn't an option on the Google form.
>>>
>>> Peter
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
>
>
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Re: Is the "new tool repositories summary" in the monthly newsletter useful?

Dave Clements-2
Hi Björn,

A summary page of recent additions would be great, and not just for me.

However, I currently get an email for every new repo and it shouldn't be hard for me to write a script to scan those emails, follow links, and generate at least a starting list of tools in wiki markup.  (Should have done this a while ago.)

So, if adding a summary page is easy, then please do it, but don't do it just to make creating the wiki summaries easier.  

Thanks,

Dave C

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM, Björn Grüning <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Dave,

on IRC we had a small discussion how we can make the progress easier for
you to collect this information. The idea was to create automatically
Trello cards for IUC and devteam tools and maybe a summary page in the
Tool Shed.

Cheers,
Bjoern

Am 15.10.2014 um 06:52 schrieb Dave Clements:
> Hello all,
>
> Well, the results are unanimous: Keep it; it's worth the time invested
>
> Where to put it was far from unanimous, so we'll experiment with putting it
> in both the monthly newsletter and dev news briefs.
>
> Thanks all,
>
> Dave C.
>
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM, Dave Clements <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Peter, all,
>>
>> I've added post in both places as an option.
>>
>> So far we only have two responses ...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Dave C
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:16 AM, Peter Cock <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 12:49 AM, Dave Clements
>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> The October Galaxy newsletter went out a week ago.  Buried at the
>>> bottom is
>>>> this
>>>>
>>>> 36 new ToolShed repos
>>>
>>> -->
>>> https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/GalaxyUpdates/2014_10#ToolShed_Contributions
>>>
>>>> which lists repositories that have been published in the Galaxy Project
>>>> ToolShed in the previous month.
>>>>
>>>> I have two questions about this:
>>>>
>>>> 1. How useful is this summary?
>>>>
>>>> Compiling it is a manual process and it's kind of mind-numbing.  Most
>>> months
>>>> it takes around 2 hours (I think).
>>>
>>> I find it moderately useful, so if most Galaxy Admins think the same, it
>>> probably is overall a good time investment.
>>>
>>>> 2. If we keep the summary, should we put it in the Dev News Briefs
>>> instead?
>>>>
>>>> I'm kinda thinking this summary is a better match for the Dev News
>>> Briefs
>>>> (every release), then it is for the general newsletter (every month).
>>>
>>> I would suggest both (easy if it is just a link, a tiny bit of copy and
>>> paste
>>> if not), but that wasn't an option on the Google form.
>>>
>>> Peter
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
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>> http://getgalaxy.org/
>> http://usegalaxy.org/
>> https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/
>>
>
>
>
>
>
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