[ADMB Users] ADMB development cycle (bug in file f1b2vc1)

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Tue Aug 18 05:49:37 PDT 2009

Schnute, Jon wrote:
> We've had some excellent exchanges among ADMB users recently. In
> particular, according to a message from Dave on August 6 (attached at
> the bottom of this message), Ben found a fatal bug. A few days later
> (August 10), Johnoel announced the release of ADMB 9.0.363 with "various
> fixes to the libraries". I made the assumption that this bug had
> probably been fixed, so I thought I'd check the status of the code at
> http://code.google.com/p/admb-project/. In particular, I looked at the
> file f1b2vc1.cpp, located at:
> http://code.google.com/p/admb-project/source/browse/trunk/df1b2-separabl
> e/f1b2vc1.cpp
> According to the SVN log on this file, it hasn't changed since release
> 43 on March 31. Also, it appears not to include Dave's suggestion about
> ADUNCONST(dvector,x).
> So my question is this: How does the source code site
> http://code.google.com/p/admb-project/ fit into the ADMB development
> cycle? Also, how would I actually build a version of ADMB from the files
> in the trunk subdirectories: df1b2-separable, examples, LICENSE,
> linad99, nh99, and tools99?
> I've used SVN to build and track my own local version of the source
> files, but I see from the change log at:
> http://code.google.com/p/admb-project/source/list 
> that all changes since release 43 have pertained to the Wiki.
> Probably, I've failed to notice an explanation somewhere of how all this
> should work, and I suspect that the Google code site is still in
> development. But I know from my own recent experience that the tools
> available at "Google code" can greatly facilitate project development.
> Perhaps the ADMB user community would explore some of the changes Ben
> discussed if they/we had a full understanding of the complete toolkit
> needed to build ADMB from the latest source code.
> Thanks,
> Jon

   I was wondering about that myself.

   Could the ADMB developers possibly get to the point where they were
"eating their own dog food" <http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?DogFood> (i.e.,
were working on an SVN checkout of the publicly available google code base)?


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