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TODO list


1.  Test benches

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.

2.  Package maintenance


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.


  • Stabilize version 1.6.2


  • 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.

3.  Open bugs

Although the packages are in good shape, we should keep the bug list as minimal as possible.

List of open bugs.


Page updated July 16, 2011

Summary: TODO list of the Electronics subproject

Denis Dupeyron

Thomas Beierlein

Rafael G. Martins

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