SBML Level 3 Package Activity Status Page
The proposals for layout and rendering go hand-in-hand. The layout proposal is concerned with those aspects of diagrammatic representation that define how a diagram should be organized spatially on a printed page or a computer monitor, whereas the rendering proposal is concerned with describing the symbols (glyphs) of different SBML model elements such as compartments, species, and reactions.
The short label for this package is render.
A separate page is dedicated to the specification development activities involving this package.
A provisional definition for SBML render has been produced by Gauges et al. and has been in use for a few years. Until a final specification is released, the provisional way of using the render package is being used.
The SBML Development Process for SBML Level 3 defines two stages: a proposal stage, and a specification development stage. The following is a list of the active proposals for Rendering in SBML Level 3:
|Proposal name or identification||Date||Comments|
|SBML Rendering proposal by Gauges et al.||2011-05-25||(1), (2), (3)|
Legend for editorial comments:
(1) Proposal has not yet been structured according to the recommended format for SBML Level 3 package proposals.
(2) Proposal needs to be updated for SBML Level 3.
(3) Work in progress—the authors have not finalized this proposal.
Package Working Group (PWG)
After a vote by the SBML community to accept the above proposal as something that addresses a valid need and takes a reasonable approach, we formed a working group to help complete the proposal and resolve any implementation issues that might arise. Membership of this group is open to all interested members of the SBML community; all you need to do is sign up for the sbml-render mailing list.