I have heard from jgoecks <http: bitbucket.org="" jgoecks=""/> that the
team are working on a repository for all galaxy objects. I would like
suggest that all workflows that are shared publically (published) have
mandatory field that briefly describes their functionality and that
repository have search functionality which enables a search of
workflows using this field. I am sure their are loads of great
there which are either immediately usable or are easily adaptable.
access to such workflows would also be an excellent way to learn
Galaxy in a
complementary way to the screencasts.
While we are waiting for such functionality, perhaps Galaxy developers
set up a simple page where the public histories / workflows can be
The simplest solution might be just a check box on the sharing page
link to publicly accessible page"), alternatively just a piece of text
the sharing page encouraging users to manually post on specific forum
Tim Hughes PhD (http://digitised.info)
Medical Genetics Department
Oslo University Hospital Ullevĺl
would it be an idea to post galaxy objects on myExperiment.org? It
like a good place to share these types of workflows and histories.
now mostly used by Taverna users, any kind of (scientific) digital
can be placed there.
2009/11/10 Timothy Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A progress report: we've put in place much of the infrastructure for
and searching public items in Galaxy. On our main server, there are
lists of public histories and public pages (with pages you can author
webpages using different Galaxy objects, including histories and
The list of public workflows will show up in the next week or so:
Local instances of Galaxy have their own lists of public items as
We'll publicize these lists/links in coming iterations of Galaxy.
However, please note that these lists are not (currently) retroactive;
histories/pages/workflows shared after these lists were put in place
visible. Hence, as of now, there are no public histories on main. To
history/workflow public, the owner must "enable import by link"; we're
the process of updating this language to make it clearer what it means
make public and/or enable import by link.
There is the ability to tag public items as well and search on item
owner, and tag. There is not a description field for items yet, but
Thanks much for your input; keep it coming.
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Timothy Hughes <