Re: supported OS's for Gempak

  • To: Robert Mullenax
  • Subject: Re: supported OS's for Gempak
  • From: Robert Mullenax <rmullenax@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 21:42:44 -0600
No, I would never recommend Fedora over Solaris.  We recently finshed moving 
from Linux to Solaris 9/10 x86 after we could finally could install Solaris on 
our Dell Precision 450's.  Best thing we ever did.  Fixed all those annoying 
crashes GARP has under Linux (try plotting model data over satellite and then 
hitting Clear under Linux).  Plus from a compute standpoint, Solaris 9 x86 with 
Sun compilers is about 20-50% faster than Linux gcc/g77.

However, it's pointless to try to convince a Linux person to switch to Solaris. 
 In that regard, best to stick with Fedora since that is what the Unidata folks 
all use, if they use Linux.  I know FreeBSD and Solaris x86 are also used 
around there.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerry Creager N5JXS
Sent: 1/7/2005 8:37 PM

I use Fedora Core 2 for most of our machines where Gempak runs. I've 2 older machines running older OS and Gempak versions that will only be upgraded when the machines are :-) They're working too well to risk a change!

My experience with FC 2 and FC 3 has, overall, been that either works

If Robert's recommending Fedora over Solaris, you know it's gotta be OK!


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