Volunteering for maintaining ICC port
cforgeron at acsi.ca
Wed Oct 6 15:15:05 UTC 2010
I'd like to step up and offer to modernize and maintain the ICC port for FreeBSD.
I may be crazy, specially as 9 is going towards Clang/LLVM. With that move, there may be a lot of very talented people modifying the build/make environment to work in a way that is even further removed from ICC's working. Time will tell if this is viable or not.
What I'm looking for is the previous port maintainer's email address. I ran across it someplace, but can't find it now. He mentioned having some contacts at Intel, as well as info on the basic process and tips for the next person who may want to maintain.
I'm very interested in HPC, and I believe step one on this long road for FreeBSD is an option to use a more optimized complier for Intel platforms (which is all we use anyway).
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