[Q-e-developers] qe package

Stefano Baroni baroni at sissa.it
Thu Aug 18 11:20:14 CEST 2016

Possiamo graduare la distinzione fra pacchetti “core” e gli altri (ad esempio distribuendo per default neb.x, ph.x, e pochi altri), ma secondo me il meccanismo attuale va mantenuto. SB

> On 18 Aug 2016, at 11:13, Filippo Spiga <filippo.spiga at quantum-espresso.org> wrote:
> I am *PERSONALLY* aligned with Nicola's way of thinking. A single package would simplify a lot, including the perception to the public about what QE is and what is part of QE distribution. We can continue to have third-part packages following this "on-demand" model (West? EPW? SaX?) but NEB, PH, TDDFT and others packages that exist since ages can be collected under the same umbrella.
> I have always believed that the reason we had many packages is to avoid a monolithic heavy distribution. Based on what I see, the core source code is not "that big" in size.
> I personally see some beauty and some practicality in changing the packaging process. The 6.0 will continue to follow the current process unless the majority of contributors agree differently. But because 6.0 is going to introduce already some new stuff, I personally think this is a good time to review the packaging process as well.
> Just my 2 cents ...
> On 18 Aug 2016, at 09:51, Stefano Baroni <baroni at sissa.it <mailto:baroni at sissa.it>> wrote:
>> Then we have simply to beat the drum by claiming that our “virtual” (or whatever fancy adjective you may find) distribution model is “innovative” and much better than the old-fashioned tar balls … SB
> --
> Filippo SPIGA
> * Sent from my iPhone, sorry for typos *

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