[gridengine users] Son of GridEngine succession?

Daniel Povey dpovey at gmail.com
Fri May 11 23:46:39 UTC 2018


It's great that there seems to be enthusiasm for this.
(BTW, Afif is the one who maintains the Debian packaging of GridEngin).

As far as I can tell,
https://gitlab.com/loveshack/sge
would probably be the natural repo to use as the jumping-off point for
the project.

Afif, are you aware of any more downstream repos, e.g. any repo that
you use to maintain the Debian package?  Or would it be more natural
to clone Dave Love's repo and apply any patches that you maintain to
it, where appropriate?

RE the name-- if we used the same name and the U. of Liverpool people
were to become active again, or notice the duplication, I'm concerned
that there might be confusion.  (Plus, a unique name is easier for
google-search purposes, so there is no confusion about the location of
the project).  I'd rather only use the same name with Dave Love's
blessing, but that is depenent on being able to contact him.  However,
if most others want to to keep the same name, I'd be OK with it.


Dan


On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 7:08 PM, Jerome <jerome at ibt.unam.mx> wrote:
> Le 11/05/2018 à 18:02, Christopher Heiny a écrit :
>> On Fri, 2018-05-11 at 18:49 -0400, Daniel Povey wrote:
>>>
>>> I want to start a discussion about how to replace Son of GridEngine.
>>> As far as I can tell, Dave Love has had no online activity for a
>>> year,
>>> is not responding to emails, and my attempts to contact him
>>> indirectly
>>> via his workplace have come to nothing.  Even if he is still alive, I
>>> think it's clear that he's either unwilling or unable to continue to
>>> maintain the Son of GridEngine project.
>>>
>>> I am thinking we could create a repository on GitHub to replace the
>>> Liverpool-hosted Son of GridEngine project?  Maybe call it Grandson
>>> of
>>> GridEngine?  What do you think?
>>>
>>> I know there are people who have patches to contribute.  I do myself.
>>
>> Sounds good to me.  I'll happily contribute mine as well.
>>
>> I'd be fine with simply continuing to call it Son of Gridengine.  It's
>> just got different adoptive parents :-)
>>
>
> +1
>
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