Geant4 & Gate: a new attempt & request for feedback

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Jul 23 09:04:38 PDT 2013

On Jul 23, 2013, at 10:58, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> I don't know yet how to work with "port select".

You can look at any port using the select portgroup as an example.

> 4.) I need some help on deciding about the variant names in Geant4 and
> I'm not sure if I got all the X11 dependencies right. Geant4 currently
> links to /usr/X11/lib/libGL.1.dylib and I'm not sure if that's OK.

Would be better to use the libGL from the mesa port.

> 6.) I'm not sure what should be used as the version of Gate. The
> latest released version was 6.2. The authors call the trunk version
> "7.0 beta". My intention is to keep the port up to date (in sync with
> git) on regular basis, at least until the first major release, so
> maybe some epoch(?) is needed? Or is it OK to simply keep increasing
> the revision on regular basis? (The version 6.2 would need too many
> patches to make it worth the effort.)

You can go with version 7 if that's better. You can either use "version 7.0-beta" and increase the revision when you want to grab a newer upstream, or you can invent specific version numbers, perhaps with the date, like "version 7.0-beta-20130723". Either way, if you ever update the port to "version 7.0", vercmp will consider that older, so you'll have to increase the epoch then to work around that.

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