This is the start of my Google SoC blog. It remains to be seen how much use this will get...
My project proposal is at: http://code.google.com/soc/nescent/appinfo.html?csaid=4FC507C2D28587BE
and code repository at:
First item on the agenda is to find a way to compile perl code for multiple platforms. The end user shouldn't have to worry about installing perl and bioperl if all they want to do is run the GUI.