13-17 February 2006
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Europe/Zurich timezone

HepForge: A lightweight open source development environment for HEP software A lightweight open source development environment for HEP software

oral presentation Software Tools and Information Systems Software Tools and Information Systems
16 Feb 2006, 14:20
20m
AG 77 (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)

AG 77

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Homi Bhabha Road Mumbai 400005 India

Speakers

Dr. Andy Buckley (Durham University) Andy Buckley (University of Cambridge)

Description

Setting up the infrastructure to manage a software project can easily become more work than writing the software itself. A variety of useful open-source tools, such as Web-based viewers for version control systems, "wikis" for collaborative discussions and bug-tracking systems are available but their use in high-energy physics, outside large collaborations, is small. We introduce the CEDAR collaboration's HepForge project, which provides a lightweight, modular development environment for HEP software. Facilities available include the above-mentioned tools as well as mailing lists, shell accounts, archiving of releases and low-maintenance Web space, all centrally backed up. HepForge also exists to promote best-practice software development methods and to provide a central repository for reusable HEP software.

Primary authors

Dr. Andy Buckley (Durham University) Dr. Ben Waugh (University College London) Dr. Emily Nurse (University College London) Prof. James Stirling (Durham University) Prof. Jonathan Butterworth (University College London) Dr. Mike Whalley (Durham University)

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