HepForge: a Lightweight Development Environment for HEP Software

Buckley, A. , Butterworth, J.M., Nurse, E., Stirling, W.J., Waugh, B. and Whalley, M.R. (2006) HepForge: a Lightweight Development Environment for HEP Software. In: 15th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2006), Mumbai, India, 13-17 Feb 2006,

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Abstract

Setting up the infrastructure to manage a software project can become a task as significant writing the software itself. A variety of useful open source tools are available, such as Web-based viewers for version control systems, "wikis" for collaborative discussions and bug-tracking systems, but their use in high-energy physics, outside large collaborations, is insubstantial. Understandably, physicists would rather do physics than configure project management tools. We introduce the CEDAR HepForge system, which provides a lightweight development environment for HEP software. Services available as part of HepForge include the above-mentioned tools as well as mailing lists, shell accounts, archiving of releases and low-maintenance Web space. HepForge also exists to promote best-practice software development methods and to provide a central repository for re-usable HEP software and phenomenology codes.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Buckley, Dr Andy
Authors: Buckley, A., Butterworth, J.M., Nurse, E., Stirling, W.J., Waugh, B., and Whalley, M.R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
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