Development Project #92 - SL5 Desktop - Final Report

This project was completed successfully.

  • all teaching and research software has been ported to SL5 32bit (two exceptions, see below)
  • software that can be has been ported to SL5 64bit
  • in general versions of software have been updated
  • some locally packaged software was now available in Extras and so the Extras version was used instead
  • many additional packages had to be rebuilt from FC6 or FC9 Extras for SL5 to satisfy missing dependencies

This project ran from April to July inclusive and consumed approximately 5 FTE weeks of effort (against the estimated 2 FTE weeks running from April to May) although some of that can be attributed to new packages requested during the period of this project not on the original list and some to the 64bit porting effort which was not included in the original estimate.

The following have not been ported.

  • JML - is on hold at lecturers request
  • PWC - needs to be replaced - this is not in use on any of the general student lab desktops, only the IPAB lab desktops.

Both the above are being separately tracked.

-- TimColles - 31 Jul 2008

Topic revision: r1 - 31 Jul 2008 - 15:49:12 - TimColles
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