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

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 15:58:54 CDT 2012

On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Jed Brown wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> But this is not going to happen. If Matt fixes something in BuildSystem (for some reason not specific to something in petsc-dev he is working on) he will not doing it petsc-dev he will do it in BuildSystem.
> That's fine, if it was unrelated to petsc then it sounds like PETSc didn't need the patch. If it needs the patch then there should be a commit saying so in petsc-dev.

   What if it is some great fundamental improvement to BuildSystem (like removing 70% of the code and making the rest a million times better)? We in petsc-dev don't benefit from that? That is freaking insane and stupid! Of course we want all updates to BuildSystem otherwise there are essentially two different repositories evolving over time with different things in each one. That is freaking insane! Who designed this stupid subrepo shit? It is completely garbage if what you say is true.


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