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Re: Debian Science related blog post (about Debian usage @ EDF)

Le lundi 31 mai 2010 à 07:14 +0200, Sylvestre Ledru a écrit :
> Hello Stefano,
> Le jeudi 27 mai 2010 à 14:12 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
> > [ please Cc:-me on replies, I'm not subscribed ]
> > 
> > Hello scientists!,
> >   I've blogged about my visit at EDF which is using Debian, and most
> > notably quite some work of Debian Science, to power their clusters and
> > desktops.
> > 
> > The post is at
> > http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2010/05/Debian-based_scientific_computing_at_EDF/
> > and kudos your work, so it's probably appropriate to mention it here :)
> Thanks for the feedback. It is nice to know that our work is appreciated. 
> Next time you chat with some EDF people to explain them how to be a nice
> upstream also ;) 
> Except Code Saturne (many thanks to David), it is not trivial to
> collaborate with them (Ex: Salome, Code Aster) . As Adam said, they are
> focused on the current Debian Stable for their development while we are
> trying to package their software on the Debian Stable + 1. It is
> perfectly fine on big changes but even on minor patches (ex: changes for
> FHS compatibility), they are reluctant to apply patches even if they are
> tiny with no impact.
> With Nicolas Chauvat from Logilab, we are trying to make things change
> but it is hard. If you have the opportunity to explain how this would
> really help both Debian and Upstream, it would be great!
Finally, we did a meeting a few days ago which went perfectly smoothly.
Things are finally moving and have been described by André Espaze here:


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