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Bug#458812: ITP: aster -- Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for engineering simulations

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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