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From: Jauhien Piatlicki <jauhien@g.o>
To: Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o>
Cc: sci-physics@g.o, gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Current policy for overlays, was: Moving sci-physics/herwig++ to the main tree
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:29:33
Message-Id: 55CF072E.1060509@gentoo.org
Hi all,

I've started to work on moving of sci-physics/herwig++ into the tree
after discussion with Andrew (see below). It takes with it a bunch of
packages:

* sci-physics/rivet

* sci-physics/yoda

* sci-physics/thepeg

* sci-physics/looptools

I remember some discussions about ideas to make the tree more for core
packages and overlay for specialized stuff. How did we decided finally
what is better: having specialized stuff in overlays, or moving it to
the tree when it is mature enough? What are pros and cons?

On 08/01/2015 04:51 PM, Andrew Savchenko wrote:
> Hi, > > On Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:42:36 +0200 Jauhien Piatlicki wrote: >> On 08/01/2015 01:51 PM, Andrew Savchenko wrote: >>> do you mind moving herwig++ from the science overlay to the main >>> Gentoo tree? (If you don't have time for this, but don't mind, I >>> can move the package myself.) >> >> I do not see the reason for having strictly scientific packages in the >> main tree (just my opinion), but if you need it there for some purpose, >> I can move it. I just would like to see exactly what is your reason. > > My idea is consistency. We already have plenty of generators and > related software in the tree: pythia, herwig, clhep, fastjet, > hepmc, siscone. It would be nice to see herwig++ joining the family > as well. > > IMO overlays are good for staging or to help non-developers to > contribute, but eventually mature software should join the tree. > > Best regards, > Andrew Savchenko >

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