Previously announced here Biostar 1000x - new version in development
About five weeks later we are getting close to release the new version of Biostar. The entire system has been rewritten from ground up, we started with an empty directory. Just now as I prepared this post I've counted the number of lines in the repositories for the first time:
git ls-files | xargs cat | wc -l 261670
git ls-files | xargs cat | wc -l 27150
Ha! That's close to being exactly 10 times smaller as promised :-).
An interesting feature is that Biostar can now handle mailing lists. As an example the beta test is being run on a Galaxy mailing list import, see it here:
The ultimate goal is to be able to post to Biostar via email as well. There are still a few rough edges and a few features are not yet enabled (badges for example). Also the site above needs to be used as a beta site only, content on it may be removed.
There is also better and improving documentation for the the Biostar codebase found at:
As always feel free to log in, poke around and kick the tires, suggestions and recommendations are welcome.