[Users] release status

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Mon Jun 19 09:58:28 CDT 2017

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Frank Loeffler <knarf at cct.lsu.edu> wrote:

> Hi
> A short update of the upcoming release:
> There are still outstanding issues that prevent going forward with the
> release (see https://docs.einsteintoolkit.org/et-docs/Release_coordination
> for current information).
> The most important are:
> - Some McLachlan testsuites are still failing. Peter wasn't able to find
> time to look at it, and won't have for the coming week. We need a
>  volunteer to work on these. This is ticket 1995.
> - ExternalLibraries/MPI prevents Cactus from linking if built from the
> thorn-sources, on (at least some) Linux systems.
>  The issue is described in ticket 2049.

Note that this has a straightforward work-around -- pass the respective
options manually. This short before a release, I recommend going with a
work-around instead of modifying Cactus's internal mechanism, which might
break things.


> - Both SphericalHarmonicReconGen tests fail, for at least apparently
> different reasons (but since one is a segfault you never know)
> Otherwise, the tests seem to run fine, on the few machines I've tested
> them on. We obviously need to test a lot more machines, which is also still
> out-standing.
> Frank
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Erik Schnetter <schnetter at cct.lsu.edu>
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