[Fedora-packaging] Re: paragraph on shipping static numerical libs

José Matos jamatos at fc.up.pt
Mon May 28 07:15:20 UTC 2007

On Monday 28 May 2007 05:41:04 Bill Nottingham wrote:
> So, my reading of this is 'larger phys/chem institutions are
> crazy and don't understand sane systems management'. Am I reading
> this wrong?

  Don't downplay their efforts, most of their problems run for months and they 
are very carefull about the results, after all is their reputation that is at 
stake. :-)

  Since the computational environment can so heterogeneous people follows the 
path of least resistance and use tricks/techniques like this.

> If you want consistent results, run a consistent platform.

  Come on, that is not always practical or even possible. It really helps that 
we have linux now, because the different proprietary unices before made this 
even worse and a nightmare. :-)

> Bill

José Abílio

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