[Users] meeting minutes

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Mon Dec 17 15:12:33 CST 2012

Instead of listing maintainers in these option lists, I would like to add
comments that read

# last-tested-on: date (see https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339)
# last-tested-by: Name <address at email> (see

near the top of option lists. We should then clarify what it means to
"test" an option list -- in my opinion, this should include configuring and
building from scratch, both a debug and an optimised configuration, running
all test cases, and running a multi-node test job with
checkpointing/recovery. This should include not just the standard Einstein
Toolkit test cases, but presumably a larger set.

"Maintaining" an option list then means having one's name listed as
"inspector" and taking the blame when something goes wrong. An
approximately monthly inspection cycle seems a good compromise, given the
volatility of our source code and various HPC systems.

Feel free to add such a comment to an option list that you tested, as a
sign that you are willing to vouch for its quality with your good name.


On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Roland Haas <roland.haas at physics.gatech.edu
> wrote:

> Hello Barry,
> > Yes. I use the OSX one regularly and can continue to maintain it with
> > Ian. There are also several other older OSX option lists which I no
> > longer use. Do we still want to keep all of those around?
> Thank you.
> Probably (speaking only for myself) we want to rather remove old files
> than have them trip up new users (ie. if a file break and no one wants
> to fix it, it should be removed).
> > I can also continue to maintain the Scientific Linux 6 option list,
> > although I don't actually currently use it myself.
> That would be nice of course.
> Also: I did not put in the minutes when the next phone call will be: The
> next phone call will be on Mon Jan 7th 2013 at the usual time.
> Yours,
> Roland
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Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>
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