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

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Thu May 31 08:32:34 UTC 2007

Le Jeu 31 mai 2007 10:10, Axel Thimm a écrit :
> On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 09:51:31AM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

>> Well either they have different purposes and you don't have the
>> problem of deploying the same fortran modules on them,
> Why not? The scientists develop on their desktop PC, test whether the
> code actually gives numbers that make sense for their model, and once
> the bits and bolts are in places run the large jobs on the real
> rack-mounted X-less number crunchers.

At that point they can and should take the time to rebuild it for the
large number cruncher. Just dump the developper/scientist local builds
on the expensive production systems is a very bad idea (and that's not
a problem limited to numeric stuff)

Nicolas Mailhot

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