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[bioontology-support] Fwd: looking for the right BioPortal version

Trish Whetzel whetzel at
Wed Sep 8 06:06:45 PDT 2010

Hi Natasha,

Can you respond to this one?


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Immanuel Normann <normann at>
> Date: September 8, 2010 4:23:39 AM PDT
> To: Trish Whetzel <whetzel at>, support at
> Cc: Vyacheslav Zholudev <v.zholudev at>
> Subject: looking for the right BioPortal version
> Dear BioPortal support team,
> We have installed an instance of BioPortal to store ontologies for our
> own project:
> Unfortunately, the BioPortal revision we have taken (revision 1875,
> path /tags/1014) turned out to be buggy. We considered to upgrade to
> BioPortal 2.5, but deferred that for three reason: 1) the content
> migration seems to be not that straightforward (according to a mail by
> Paul Alexander) and thus currently to risky for us. 2) The REST API  
> has
> changed in BioPortal 2.5, but our partners rely on the REST API of our
> current BioPortal. 3) Our main developer, Slava, who takes care for  
> the
> BioPortal installation figured out that some (for us fundamental) bug
> apparently hasn't been fixed in the latest version: RESTful DELETE and
> PUT does not work.
> Slava says that to fix this bug is very easy and so he did it on a  
> local
> installation. But there are some other bugs that we haven't yet
> identified. We came to the decision that the best solution for us is  
> to
> check out the stablest BioPortal revision that is still close enough  
> to
> our current revision (1875, /tags/1014) so that we do not need to
> migrate content and that uses still the same REST API.
> Our problem is that we cannot figure out from the revision logs which
> revision satisfies our needs. Appearently, it is even unclear to  
> figure
> out to what release a certain revision belongs.
> We would be very grateful for any clarification!
> Thanks in advance,
> Immanuel Normann

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