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Re: ITP: aster -- Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for engineering simulations

Hi all,

I am not an expert in Debian packaging, nor in Code_Aster developement, nor in Code_Aster compilation.

This said, I however am a Code_Aster user, and regular Code_Aster forum reader
Thus I would like to point out this thread[1] indicating that it is (in this case) preferable to compile Code_Aster with metis, instead of metis-edf.

It may give you some background concerning the importance to have metis-edf packaged with Code-Aster...

Maybe the best thing to do:
- trying to compile Code-Aster with metis-edf and seeing how many test cases fail
- trying to compile Code-Aster with metis and seeing how many test cases fail

I wouldn't be surprised if there was no differences...
The chances that I do not understand what I am saying are important though...



[1] http://www.code-aster.org/forum2/viewtopic.php?id=15132

2011/5/10 Adam C Powell IV <hazelsct@debian.org>
On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 10:36 +0200, Sylvestre Ledru wrote:
> Hello,
> > I would like to help in packaging the Code Aster software[1] for Debian.
> Thanks for your interest in the packaging of Code Aster.
> You are more than welcome to help. If it is not the case now, you could
> join the Debian Science team and start to update the SVN repository. I
> will be happy to upload your changes.
> However, you should be aware of a license issue with metis-edf:
> http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/node/686
> To unblock, we should consider some uploads in non-free and contrib.

How extensive are the differences between metis-edf and metis?  Might it
be worth porting those differences to Scotch?  Or does Code Aster use
some features of metis not present in Scotch, like element-wise
partitioning (instead of node-wise)?

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