We need to collate, and create when necessary, test benches for each
package. The goal is to provide arch testers and users with a way of
checking that an application is properly working.
These test benches can be anything from a set of written instructions
to an automated script. They should be as simple as possible. A
non-specialist must be able to use them.
Let's not forget they must be maintained to work with the new versions
of the packages.
Stabilize latest versions whenever possible, and get rid of the others.
Portage should be kept as lean as possible.
Stabilize version 8.11. Version 9.00 is available on the tree as well.
See if building versions 8 and later from sources is a good idea (it's
java). Current decision is no, but that may change.
Write a newer ebuild (than version 20050820) with updated dependencies.
- Done! See version 20110427. Please test and give feedback. TomJBE
Denis and Rafael should provide and document the ugly script they use to
generate the custom tarballs.
Investigate the use of boehm-gc. Heavy simulations can make use of
better memory management.
Although the packages are in good shape, we should keep the bug list as
minimal as possible.
List of open bugs.