[petsc-dev] Fwd: IDEAS Project xSDK documents open for comment

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 06:06:56 CST 2015

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 8:17 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

>   PETSc users and developers,
>       For your information. Please comment if you have suggestions for
> improvement.

I see the IDEAS money was spent on an extra house for someone, and then
they wrote up a webpage
about using autoconf and CMake.


>    Barry
> From: Michael A Heroux <maherou at sandia.gov>
> Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2:53 PM
> To: Trilinos Users <trilinos-users at trilinos.org>
> Subject: IDEAS Project xSDK documents open for comment
> Dear Trilinos Users,
> The IDEAS Scientific SW Developer Productivity project is focused on
> specific activities intended to enhance developer productivity.  One major
> deliverable for the project is an Extreme-scale Scientific SW Developer Kit
> (xSDK), which is a collection of policies, tools and interoperability
> layers on top of widely used libraries.  In early 2016, we will release the
> first version of the xSDK, which will encompass the hypre, PETSc, SuperLU
> and Trilinos libraries.
> Although each of these libraries will continue with their own independent
> development and distribution efforts, the IDEAS xSDK will provide common
> configure, build capabilities, the first phase of increased
> interoperability between the libraries, and explicit policies for expected
> practices across all libraries.  These enhancements should help users work
> more easily with all of these libraries in combination.
> In preparation for the first xSDK release, we have two draft documents
> (package compliance standards and standard configure/CMake options) open
> for community comment.
> These documents are available from the IDEAS Project website:
> https://ideas-productivity.org/resources/xsdk-docs/
> We would value your comments on these documents over the next few weeks.
> For general information about the IDEAS Project, please visit the main
> webpage:  https://ideas-productivity.org
> Thanks.
> Mike

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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