[CP2K:2063] Re: BerliOS bug tracker

Ondrej Marsalek ondrej.... at gmail.com
Thu May 7 10:11:32 UTC 2009


thanks for the explanation, but I hope I understand what is expected
of a proper bug report. The question was more

If BerliOS is broken, I would expect you (the developers) to want to
move the project somewhere else. There is a bunch of good project
hosting websites. It even looks like at least one of the developers
was considering a move, perhaps? :-)


Of course there are other options as well and I certainly do not want
to start a flamewar about this, whatever works for you. A single
comment though - I consider a proper (and working) bug tracker better
than the current "official" bug reporting procedure, both for users
and developers. But as I said, whatever works for you.


On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:44, Teodoro Laino <teodor... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ondrej,
> BerliOS is not reliable (weird behavior and form time to time the
> network collapses).
> Last year we had an off time of almost 1 week!
> If you want to bug report something, create an archive with the input
> file + all necessary things,
> and post it here on the google mailing list + send a message explaining
> things which are wrong..
> Keep in mind that bug reports must run extremely quick, for many reasons:
> 1) our time is limited
> 2) easy things are easier to be debugged
> 3) when creating easy  input files, in 50% of the times, people find
> themselves the error they were doing..
> If the input files reflects the above points BE SURE that your request
> will be listened.
> A very good way to be ignored is just archive an input file that is kind
> of production (high cutoff.. hundreads of atoms..
> large basis set..).. These are general rules, again, that people should
> always keep in mind when asking for help.
> Just one example: let's say that you have a problem with REFTRAJ + CUBE
> FILES. well.. you can build a very simple
> bug report test suite using 1 water molecule + low cutoff + small basis
> + ... that can run in few seconds..
> Or: if you have a problem with the integrator you can just post a test
> suite using classical forcefield. This makes things 3 orders of
> magnitudes faster.
> Regards,
> Teo
> Ondrej Marsalek wrote:
>> Dear CP2K developers,
>> I would like to ask if there is any point in using the bug tracker at
>> BerliOS [1] that is linked to from the CP2K homepage. I would be more
>> than happy to use it and create proper bug reports, but both of the
>> reports currently present in the tracker are somewhat discouraging.
>> Best regards,
>> Ondrej
>> [1] http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?group_id=129
>> >
> >

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