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

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 6 16:35:21 CDT 2012

On Jun 6, 2012, at 4:24 PM, Jed Brown wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> 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.
> It's really simple, you commit to petsc-dev after the cool stuff goes into BuildSystem.

"you commit to petsc-dev "

   Show me the EXACT syntax you use to "commit to petsc-dev" and I'll show you something stupid that no one will use.


> It's a small price to pay for being able to go back to a consistent state and not needing to remember to update BuildSystem.

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