Based on silence plus today’s telecon, the stale code has been removed:

> On Sep 26, 2018, at 7:00 AM, Ralph H Castain <> wrote:
> We are considering a “purge” of stale ORTE code and want to know if anyone is 
> using it before proceeding. With the advent of PMIx, several ORTE features 
> are no longer required by OMPI itself. However, we acknowledge that it is 
> possible that someone out there (e.g., a researcher) is using them. The 
> specific features include:
> * OOB use from within an application process. We need to retain the OOB 
> itself for daemon-to-daemon communication. However, the application processes 
> no longer open a connection to their ORTE daemon, instead relying on the PMIx 
> connection to communicate their needs.
> * the DFS framework - allows an application process to access a remote file 
> via ORTE. It provided essentially a function-shipping service that was used 
> by map-reduce applications we no longer support
> * the notifier framework - supported output of messages to syslog and email. 
> PMIx now provides such services if someone wants to use them
> * iof/tool component - we are moving to PMIx for tool support, so there are 
> no ORTE tools using this any more
> We may discover additional candidates for removal as we go forward - we’ll 
> update the list as we do. First, however, we’d really like to hear back from 
> anyone who might have a need for any of the above.
> Please respond by Oct 5th
> Ralph
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