[sbgn-discuss] LibSBGN Release Announcement: SBGN-ML 1.0, LibSBGN Java 1.0, LibSBGN C++ 1.0 beta

Huaiyu Mi huaiyumi at usc.edu
Thu Feb 3 15:18:45 PST 2011

Indeed.  Congratulations to everyone who involved in the development of



On 2/3/11 1:53 PM, "Emek Demir" <demir at cbio.mskcc.org> wrote:

>Hi Alice,
>Kudos to everyone who worked hard for this . Libraries like this are
>crucial for the success of standardisation efforts and we definitely
>have an excellent basis to work on now. Thanks a lot!
>On 02/03/2011 04:46 PM, Alice Villeger wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> As announced a few days ago on the LibSBGN mailing list, the LibSBGN
>>project has now reached Milestone 1.
>> This first major release includes:
>> - SBGN-ML, an XML-based representation of SBGN maps (to facilitate
>>exchange of SBGN data between compatible tools)
>> - LibSBGN Java, a library to interact with SBGN-ML files
>>(import/export, validation, etc.)
>> - LibSBGN C++ (same as above, but in C++)
>> More detailed information on the current status of these tools is
>>available in the release notes below.
>> For more information on the LibSBGN project as a whole, please check:
>> - http://libsbgn.sourceforge.net/
>> If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here, or on the
>>LibSBGN mailing list:
>> - http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=sbgn-libsbgn
>> ====== RELEASE NOTES ======
>> *** SBGN-ML1.0 ***
>> Milestone 1 marks the official release of SBGN-ML1.0
>> The current version of the exchange format handles the semantics,
>>syntactic relationships, and layout geometry of SBGN PD maps.
>> The core of the specifications is enshrined in the XML schema and its
>>accompanying documentation.
>> Both are available in the release bundle under the following paths:
>> - resources/SBGN.xsd
>> - specifications/sbgn.doc/index.html
>> The whole documentation has also been transcribed on a single wiki page:
>> - 
>> For relevant examples of SBGN-ML files, please consult:
>> - 
>> *** LibSBGN Java 1.0 ***
>> Also part of the release: LibSBGN Java 1.0, the Java implementation of
>> The current version of the library can read and write SBGN-ML1.0 files,
>>and perform partial validation.
>> For complete instructions on how to install and use this tool, please
>> - 
>> *** LibSBGN C++ 1.0 beta ***
>> Finally, the first public release of LibSBGN C++ can be found in the
>>cpp_binding directory of the release bundle.
>> The library is still in beta. It is reasonably functional: it can read
>>and write SBGN-ML1.0 files, and perform basic validation based on the
>> However, it hasn't been thoroughly tested yet, and only contains
>>minimal documentation.
>> A more complete version is in preparation. Stay tuned!
>> *** Where to download? ***
>> As some of you may have noticed, Sourceforge has recently been under
>>attack: http://sourceforge.net/blog/sourceforge-attack-full-report/
>> The attack has been stopped, but the service is still somewhat
>> - the release bundles can't seem to get uploaded properly (the files
>>get corrupted in the process)
>> - the web version of the SVN repository is currently unaccessible
>>(although the repository itself still works)
>> Until things come back to normal, the release files will be listed here:
>> A snapshot of the bundle content can be found in the SVN repository,
>>under tags/milestone1:
>> svn co https://libsbgn.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/libsbgn libsbgn
>> *** Licence ***
>> SBGN-ML 1.0, LibSBGN Java 1.0 and LibSBGN C++ 1.0 beta are released
>>under a dual licence: LGPL2.1 or any later version, and Apache 2.0
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