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Re: ITP: ASTK -- Code_Aster build/control system and front-end

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 07:40:45PM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:

> > Why is it called astk? I can't find an astk tarball on the
> > www.code-aster.org site.
> astk is one of the tarballs in the aster-full-src-9.2.0-2.noarch.tar.gz
> tarball on the site.  They distribute sixteen .tar.gz tarballs within
> that tarball, of which:
> There's really no point in distributing this tarball-of-tarballs, so
> we're packaging the four unique tarballs from within it as separate
> packages.

You are absolutely right.

> > It is unclear to me what this software can do. Can I generate finite
> > element models with it? Or is it just a way to start simulations on a
> > backend? Can I view models, or meshes, or results of calculations? What
> > kind of finite elements are supported? If this is a frontend, is the
> > backend also packaged for Debian?
> It's the build system and graphical interface for the aster binary(ies)
> built in the aster package.

Ah, so there will be other packages that will Build-Depend on astk?

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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