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Re: Deprecation of LAM/MPI?



On 12/07/2009 06:32 PM, Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 
> 
> First of all, I'm not the maintainer of LAM, but since Doug seems to be
> busy with other things I took the liberty of taking things into my own
> hands:
> 
> I really would like everything to confer to the MPI guidelines in Fedora
> 13, but the problem is that so far no-one has volunteered to rework the
> LAM/MPI package to conform to the new guidelines [1]. IMHO LAM/MPI could
> be safely pulled out from Fedora 13, since it was obsoleted by Open MPI
> 3 years ago.
> 
> Any thoughts? Does someone care deeply enough about LAM to take
> ownership and fix the package?
> 
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523998
> 

There has been no public response to this, and Jussi has indicated in
the referenced bugzilla that at least one former lam board member is
advocating for the package's removal.  The current plan is to block lam
from rawhide.  If someone decides later that they wish to take over
ownership of lam, then we can always unblock it.  However, this does
mean that the few lam using packages out there will need to be rebuilt
to remove their lam subpackages and dependency.

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