[gridengine users] Dave Love repository issue

William Hay w.hay at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Oct 15 09:54:52 UTC 2018

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 02:13:32PM -0400, Daniel Povey wrote:
>    There is an issue tracker here
>    https://arc.liv.ac.uk/trac
>    but it's not clear whether Dave Love still has access to it (he moved to
The issue tracker has it's own login system.  I still have access to it and I've never worked for 
the University of Liverpool :).  Yous should be fine submitting bug reports there.

I think where Dave might run into problems is uploading new tarballs.
>    Manchester and for a while at least he did not have access; and he doesn't
>    seem to have been working on GridEngine lately anyway).  Also I couldn't
>    figure out where in the issue tracker you are supposed to make a new
>    issue; you probably have to create an account first.
>    I made an attempt to re-start a GitHub-based version of the repo, here
>    https://github.com/son-of-gridengine/sge
>    but the project is not exactly off the ground, partly due to Dave's
>    objections and also due to lack of clarity about whether he plans to
>    continue maintaining GridEngine.   You could create an issue on the github
>    if you want, but I don't promise that that project will necessarily live
>    on.
>    If you look at the issues in the issue tracker
>    https://arc.liv.ac.uk/trac/SGE/query?status=!closed&page=3&order=priority
>    there are a rather scary number of existing, un-resolved issues.
>    To me it raises the question of whether GridEngine might be just too big,
>    to old, and too encumbered with features, to be maintainable as an
>    open-source project.  But I also don't know what the most viable
>    alternative is.
A lot of these were inherited from the original grid engine project
and some of them are reports of unreproducible errors.

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