[petsc-dev] new configuration/compile system for PETSc

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Sat Jul 9 18:42:23 CDT 2011

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 18:30, Dmitry Karpeev <karpeev at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

>  If a user could write a
> simple foo.py that configured/built their
> favorite package with PETSc as a dependency, they could then proceed
> to modify the FOO code and jack
> PETSc into it.

But this just a different form of asking them to adopt our build system,
except that makefiles are a de-facto standard and our system won't be
familiar to anyone. Any system has to be easily usable from other systems
(at least makefiles, automake, and cmake).
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