Ten simple rules for the open development of scientific software
Posted Dec 30, 2012 0:30 UTC (Sun) by dskoll
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The fact that Tartini does not compile under current Debian shows that an application that was working fine with a previous version of the libraries stopped being compilable, let alone usable, because Debian has changed so much in just a few years that Tartini does not compile. Is that Tartini's fault or Debian?
Clearly, Tartini's. Debian is about the least bleeding-edge you can get with Linux. The build files for Tartini contain hard-coded paths to specific directories like /home/inferno/research/pitch/lib
I've worked in both academia and industry and know that academic software is not often built with the thought of actually distributing it or maintaining it in mind. It's just an unfortunate fact.
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