[Users] [Einstein Toolkit] #919: simfactory fails for standard thornlist copied using sync

Frank Loeffler knarf at cct.lsu.edu
Tue May 22 21:13:55 CDT 2012

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 05:02:36PM -0000, Einstein Toolkit wrote:
>  Since we seem to be accumulating Trac issues with simfactory faster than
>  for
>  any other component (right now: 93 open simfactory tickets vs. 62 for
>  Cactus
>  which is the next biggest chunk), I'd like to suggest the following (this
>  was
>  originally prepared within <RANT>...</RANT> tags so hopefully I
>  sufficiently
>  defused the wording when copying it in):
>  We do not currently seem to have anyone in the project who is the official
>  maintainer of simfactory (since Michael Thomas left LSU), yes? At least no
>  one
>  who feels confident enough and actually has time to fix bugs as they are
>  reported? I admit that I am not very good at fixing bugs in simfactory
>  since I
>  most often find the code hard to understand and too deeply nested.  Given
>  that
>  we consider simfactory one of our core components should we at one point
>  schedule an EVO/Skype/Email/IM simfactory bug sqashing session to try and
>  reduce the number and more maintainers become familarized enough with the
>  internals?

... taking this to the users list ...

I think that this is in general a good idea. It will be a challenge to
find time for it though.


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