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Re: debathena-thirdparty package changes

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Quentin Smith)
Thu Sep 24 15:44:29 2009

Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:44:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Quentin Smith <quentin@MIT.EDU>
To: Alex T Prengel <alexp@mit.edu>
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I'm not sure how you want to discuss the list, but I'll offer these notes:

- nasm is used ~frequently in course 6; I'm surprised it is underutilized
- blast and clustalw were specifically requested and used heavily by RSI 
this past summer

I don't have any other comments on the list.


On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Alex T Prengel wrote:

> Hi,
> I've created 2 lists of changes to debathena-thirdparty that I think
> incorporate most of the changes requested by various people over the
> past month or so, plus a few of my own. Listed in the format I used
> before,
> <group>, <name>, <package>, <comment> these are:
> https://web.mit.edu/alexp/Public/thirdpartysw-remove-9.24.09
> which is a fairly long list of packages to be removed, reflecting Jon's
> request to remove underutilized packages, and geofft's suggestion for
> cleaning up and updating the libboost packages.
> https://web.mit.edu/alexp/Public/thirdpartysw-add-9.24.09
> a significantly shorter list of packages to be added, reflecting some things
> which were overlooked in the initial setup and a few new ones.
> I'd like to request that these changes be applied, subject to discussion at
> next release-team meeting. We should also discuss recommendation issues in
> debathena-thirdparty package as per tickets 372, 373, 374.
>                                          Alex

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