Future of CERNLIB
In the FOCUS meeting of December 2000 the future of CERNLIB was
agreed as follows:
"For FORTRAN software (CERNLIB), no new functionality and
no ports to new platforms are planned. The final release in spring
2002 will be only on Linux, Solaris, HP and Tru64 UNIX, with
maintenance for one more year after that. Limited support will be
available until end 2003."
A special agreement for the LEP experiments was presented at the
FOCUS meeting of Mai 2001:
The complete minutes of the two meetings are at URLs:
- Support CERNLIB until end 2003 as previously agreed by
- Keep "as is" CERNLIB (or an agreed subset), ZEBRA, GEANT 3.21
on Linux "for ever" but with no new code, no user support and no
port to IA64. Recompilations will be done for major new Linux
versions, but must be tested by the experiments. If the tests fail,
the last working frozen version will be kept: this would be the
start of a "museum" system.
- PAW support may be discontinued after 2003 if an appropriate
replacement product exists.
- The CERNLIB build procedure will be further streamlined and
documented for the last release in 2002, to allow non-experts to
continue building of CERNLIB on Linux.