mpich3 -> mpich rename opinions?

Eric A. Borisch eborisch at
Fri Nov 16 12:58:25 PST 2012

I failed to update the topic on my previous message. Here it is again for
the record and clarity.

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Eric A. Borisch <eborisch at>wrote:

> I'm considering updating the 'mpich' portfile to version 3.0rc1; this is
> currently available as 'mpich3.'
> Background: The upstream project has changed naming conventions; they
> previously had mpich (now at 1.2.7p1) and mpich2 (at 1.5). With the
> implementation of the MPI-3 standard (mpich2 was MPI-2, etc.) they've gone
> back to the mpich name, and they've requested that our (my) mpich3 port
> replace the (nomaintainer) mpich port for consistency.
> There are no ports that currently depend on 'mpich' .. any other concerns
> with making this change (and setting a replaced_by in mpich3 for the next
> year before pruning it?)
> Thanks,
>  Eric
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