256 limit on number of library ids too small?

Don Gilbert gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
Fri Aug 8 11:02:45 EST 1997

We are trying to add several flybase data sections to SRS
in a way that is compatible with use with other SRS databases.
It looks like the current srsdb.i has a limit of 256 library
ids.  Numbers 1 - 140 are mostly taken by prior databanks,
numbers 200 - 205 and 230-232 are taken.

  -- can the 256 number limit be expanded for the standard SRS
 to a short int at least?

  -- could we reserve and use for now lib ids 180 - 199 for flybase data

As an aside, we hope to make available icarus files for all FlyBase
drosophila genome data soon, for anyone who wants to incorporate any of this
in a standard SRS server.  Because the flybase portable server we provide
includes a more integrated service for Drosophila data, we recommend
it over the standard SRS view of fly data.  But if
you have an SRS server, and want to add Drosophila data w/o an
added server, please do use the icarus files we have prepared.
You can I think install both and share indices between SRS standard
and portable flybase servers (I'm off to test that).

See http://flybase.bio.indiana.edu
for current srs usage integrated in flybase service, and
http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/srs/ for preliminary uses in standard SRS.

-- Don
-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu

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