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

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Mon May 28 07:44:34 UTC 2007

On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 09:34:20AM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> They use Linux/Unix because "somebody told them so", they program in
> Fortran, Cobol, Algol or Modula, because "somebody told them so", they
> do something "this way" because they don't know better and don't "want
> to know better".

That's a bit of oversimplification. In general scientists do coding 
just fine but don't want to do more nor even think about it (no 
packaging, no thoughts on system administration...). However there 
are IT people working together with scientists who do system 
administration well.

Still the needs are specific and very different from other environments.


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