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From: Shipman, Galen M. (gshipman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-12 10:02:49


I vote for it.

- Galen

On 10/11/07 5:32 PM, "George Bosilca" <bosilca_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Sounds perfect. I'll vote for it.
>
> Thanks,
> george.
>
> On Oct 11, 2007, at 5:23 PM, Jeff Squyres wrote:
>
>> On Oct 11, 2007, at 5:17 PM, George Bosilca wrote:
>>
>>> I know that [with few exception] nobody cares about our Windows
>>> support, but we finally have a working Open MPI software stack
>>> there and this approach will definitively break our "Unix like"
>>> friendliness on Windows.
>>>
>>> As a temporary solution and until we can figure out how many people
>>> use mpicc (and friends) on Windows, I suggest we keep around the
>>> old wrapper compilers, together with the new shell scripts.
>>
>> Sounds reasonable. It would not be [too] difficult to have the build
>> system do the following:
>>
>> - install the binaries to mpicc.exe (and friends)
>> - install the shell scripts to mpicc.sh (or mpicc.pl or whatever
>> suffix is appropriate for the scripting language that is used)
>> - make sym links from $bindir/mpicc to $bindir/mpicc.sh (as the
>> default), or $bindir/mpicc to $bindir/mpicc.exe if building or
>> windows (or explicitly asked for via a configure --with kind of
>> option)
>>
>> Hence, everyone will see "mpicc", but the back-end technology may be
>> different.
>>
>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> george.
>>>
>>> On Oct 11, 2007, at 3:51 PM, Richard Graham wrote:
>>>
>>>> What: Change the mpicc/mpicxx/mpif77/mpif90 from being binaries
>>>> to being
>>>> shell scripts
>>>>
>>>> Why: Our build environment assumes that wrapper compilers will use
>>>> the same
>>>> binary format that the Open MPI libraries do. In cross-compile
>>>> environment,
>>>> the MPI wrapper compilers will run on the front-end and need to
>>>> run on the
>>>> front-end, and not the back-end. Jeff has suggested this as the
>>>> simplest
>>>> way to build back-end libraries, and front-end wrapper-compilers.
>>>>
>>>> When: within the next several weeks (for the 1.3 release)
>>>>
>>>> Timeout: 10/19/2007
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Rich
>>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Jeff Squyres
>> Cisco Systems
>>
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