[petsc-dev] Fwd: [petsc-maint #119133] petsc-dev configure crash

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 14:49:19 CDT 2012

On Jun 6, 2012, at 11:54 AM, Sean Farley wrote:

>>   Jed and Sean's email bitched about the current system (which is fine to bitch) but did not have specific suggestions on a new system.  So how do you propose to (1) not have the "pull BuildSystem" problem and (2) have bisection work?
>>    Once we know the proposal we can determine the downside to the proposal and decide whether to change. But without a specific proposal (state it) you all are just flapping your lips.
> There are only two ways that I know of that satisfy both (1) and (2)
> (tell me if anyone knows of any more):
> A) make buildsystem a subrepo (svn external for those familiar with svn)

   There have already been many discussions on petsc-dev about how hg subrepos suck and don't satisfy all our needs.
> B) merge buildsystem into petsc-dev and use graft / transplant to
> maintain a separate repo


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