cvs commit: ports/science/hdf5 Makefile distinfo pkg-plist
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Wed Feb 25 15:29:24 PST 2004
On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 18:21, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 12:15:26AM +0100, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> > V ?t, 26. 02. 2004 v 00:10, Kris Kennaway p??e:
> > > > Modified files:
> > > > science/hdf5 Makefile distinfo pkg-plist
> > > > Log:
> > > > After repocopy from graphics/hdf5,
> > > >
> > > > - Update to 1.6.2
> > > > - Pass maintainership to submitter
> > >
> > > I looked at the pkg-descr, and I couldn't see how this was a
> > > scientific application (or graphics, for that matter). What am I
> > > missing?
> > Quoting submitter of a PR:
> > Please move it from the 'graphics' categry to the 'science' category,
> > which is more appropriate.
> > End of quote. Submitter is one of authors of the software, so I assumed
> > he knows best.
> > What category do you think it should be in? It sounds
> > like a file format for storing scientific data to me.
> I'm sure it could be used for that, but it sounds like a generic data
> storage format that can be used for non-science applications too.
> Kind of like a database :-)
It sounded more like a platform-independent way of representing
scientific data (at least the hdf pkg-descr did). Database didn't sound
right...converters seemed reasonable, but I have never used the
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