[phenixbb] [cctbxbb] Deprecating legacy support (CentOS 5, Windows 32-bit) in CCTBX and Phenix

Billy Poon BKPoon at lbl.gov
Thu Jul 5 23:43:58 PDT 2018

Hi Luc,

With the planned migration to conda for dependencies, the idea is to build
one linux installer using the compilers in conda (currently GCC 7.2,
https://conda.io/docs/user-guide/tasks/build-packages/compiler-tools.html) and
then test that installer on multiple distributions of linux. CentOS 7 would
be one of the distributions used for testing.

Or do you need something sooner? We currently do not build our installers
on CentOS 7, but I have checked that the CentOS 6 installer runs and that
the regression tests (phenix_regression.test_all_parallel, which is a
superset of cctbx regression tests) pass on CentOS 7.

Billy K. Poon
Research Scientist, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, M/S 33R0345
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel: (510) 486-5709
Fax: (510) 486-5909
Web: https://phenix-online.org

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 7:31 AM Luc Bourhis <luc_j_bourhis at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi Billy,
> > The upcoming Phenix 1.14 official release will still have installers for
> CentOS 5 and Windows 32-bit, but since CentOS is no longer supporting
> CentOS 5, and RedHat is only supporting RHEL5 through their Extended Life
> Cycle Support Add-On (until November 30, 2020), we are planning on
> deprecating CentOS 5 support (32-bit and 64-bit). In addition, we are
> planning on deprecating 32-bit support for Windows because only a few
> percent (< 5% for both Windows and CentOS 5) of our Phenix downloads are
> for 32-bit versions.
> If you deprecate CentOS 5, will you start to support CentOS 7? I mean
> right now, nightly tests run CentOS 5 & 6. Do you plan to make it 6 & 7? I
> am asking so that I can start planning for Bruker among other things…
> Best wishes,
> Luc
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