[HEADSUP] Atlas changed libraries

Frantisek Kluknavsky fkluknav at redhat.com
Mon Sep 23 20:57:19 UTC 2013

On 09/23/2013 08:02 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Of course, this means that it is a very poor choice for our de-facto default
> LAPACK/BLAS. (Only the reference implementation is worse. Yet, we build some
> stuff even against that!)
> I'd suggest filing a Change to make OpenBLAS the default for F21 (when
> hopefully the armv7 port will also be usable, so all our primary
> architectures, even the silly one, will be covered) and working on building
> everything in the distribution that uses LAPACK and/or BLAS against it.
> Even if we keep the other BLAS/LAPACK implementations around, the target
> should be that everything in the distro uses OpenBLAS, similarly to how we
> made spellchecking use Hunspell throughout the distro (see
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureDictionary). (I take it that
> in this case, the application code should normally not need adjustments, so
> this should be even easier than FeatureDictionary, and not end in a fiasco
> such as the failed attempt at standardizing cryptography on NSS.)
>          Kevin Kofler

People with interest in secondary architectures might oppose that.

Perhabs if we ensure binary compatibility then we can make them freely 

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