[cctbxbb] Housekeeping / roadmap for future

markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk
Wed Jun 21 03:55:50 PDT 2017

Just to add to this, I recently stumbled across Aaron's "cctbx dependencies" google doc. Might be worth revisiting?

(I suspect this is not public, so apologies if your name does not begin with Aaron or Billy)


From: cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org [cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org] on behalf of Billy Poon [bkpoon at lbl.gov]
Sent: 16 June 2017 18:14
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Subject: Re: [cctbxbb] Housekeeping / roadmap for future

Hi Graeme,

I can provide a more concrete list after the Phenix release, but generally, the migration to Python 3 in 2020 (exact date for Python 2 end-of-life is unclear, https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0373/) will require checking through the existing codebase, so we would like to clean things up by removing unused code and consolidating any duplicate functionality.

I would also like to introduce a more standard template for programs so that the non-science stuff is more consistent among all programs. For example, file I/O (with more automatic handling of compressed files) can be isolated at the beginning with proper sanity checks on the data. Command-line flags, like an option for showing citations for the algorithms in the program, can also be more standardized.

The standard program template will also help in migrating the GUI away from wxPython. The replacement package for the GUI will most likely be PyQt5.

To help track progress and keep everyone up to date, we can use the "Projects" feature on GitHub.

Billy K. Poon
Research Scientist, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, M/S 33R0345
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel: (510) 486-5709
Fax: (510) 486-5909
Web: https://phenix-online.org

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:05 AM, <Graeme.Winter at diamond.ac.uk<mailto:Graeme.Winter at diamond.ac.uk>> wrote:
Hello all,

Appreciate a phenix release coming shortly & not suggesting anything any time soon

However we were discussing earlier what the road map is for cctbx – making it ready for the future – and I was wondering what is already on the table? Is there a road map somewhere? I recall Billy mentioning Python3 recently, as an example…

Thanks Graeme


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