What is Sowing?
Sowing is a collection of tools and practices that we have either developed or
found useful in creating several widely-used packages, include MPICH and PETSc.
A Case Study in the Dissemination of a Portable Environment for Parallel
Scientific Computing discusses some experiences in using tools to help
create MPICH. (Also available as
Tools and Documents for Developing Programs
The gzip'ed tar file
contains the following tools:
|doctext||Create documentation from structured comments in C and Fortran
|tohtml||Convert LaTeX to HTML
|bfort||Create Fortran to C interface stubs directly from structured
comments in C source files
|mapnames||Automatically annotate a text file with URLs
|autoconf macros||Extensions to GNU autoconf, particularly for
parallel computers and Fortran support
The current version is 1.1.14, created on December 28, 2009.
Documentation for our set of autoconf macros is available. These provide
extensions for uses of C, Fortran 77, and Fortran (aka Fortran 90), as well as
some bug fixes (for caching particularly) and non-GNU environments (e.g.,
various flavors of make).
The macros are available as part of the sowing package.