I am the lead developer for the LAM/MPI project.
I would very much like to see support for PGI compilers in GNU Libtool (which would allow, among other packages, LAM/MPI to compile nicely with the PGI compilers). I’ve even submitted 2 patches – both of which have been accepted – to the GNU Libtool project to enable PGI support in Libtool.
The problem is that I clearly don’t know enough about the PGI compilers to make the Libtool patches correctly – even with my latest patch, Libtool still doesn’t make some kinds of shared libraries properly.
My question is: does anyone at PGI care? Over the past several months, I’ve e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.org directly, asking specific questions, and CC’ed email@example.com on all my posts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Despite that, I’ve gotten only one e-mail response from the support group which was vague and non-technical. I’ve resorted to this public web forum because I can’t seem to get a reply via e-mail.
I’d really like some help in getting this Libtool patch right – which would only broaden the reach of the PGI compilers (it would certainly make compiling LAM/MPI with your compilers a trivial task: “./configure; make all install” – like it is with all other compilers!).
Does PGI care? Or should we drop PGI support for LAM/MPI?
Thanks for your time.