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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Using external libevent
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-23 18:30:34

On Apr 23, 2013, at 3:23 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 04/17/2013 03:40 PM, Ralph Castain wrote:
>> On Apr 17, 2013, at 1:19 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>> So other than openmpi expecting to work with a specific version of libevent, I'm not seeing compelling reason why bundling is necessary (at least for Fedora packaging). If there is, please let me know.
>>>> I'd hate to make a Fedora-specific change and then have users complain because of things like performance degradation on that platform. As Jeff pointed out, this is how we've distributed OMPI on every platform since day one - I'm not hearing a compelling reason to change that policy. We'd have to discuss any such request at our next weekly meeting (Tues mornings).
>>> Of course.
>> You've raised a good question - I'll bring it up at the next meeting and see what people think.
>> Thanks!
>> Ralph
> Anything to report? Thanks!

Yes - we discussed it and will look into the possibility of supporting an external libevent in the future. May take awhile for us to get around to it, though, and cannot guarantee that we can do it - but we will see if it can be done.

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