Open MPI packagers --

Just to be clear: this is an open question to you for the upcoming Open MPI 
v5.0.x series.

We'd really appreciate your feedback.


> On Apr 14, 2020, at 12:40 PM, Ralph Castain <> wrote:
> <poke> Just pinging you all to ensure you got this. I need to know if we need 
> to coordinate an official PRRTE release to coincide (and sync) with the 
> release of OMPI v5.0, or if you are okay with just using the embedded PRRTE 
> included with the OMPI v5.0 tarball.
> If it helps, PRRTE depends upon hwloc, libevent, and PMIx - none of which are 
> internally embedded.
> Thanks
> Ralph
>> On Apr 1, 2020, at 8:40 PM, Ralph Castain <> wrote:
>> Hi folks
>> I just wanted to alert you to the fact that we are replacing the ORTE 
>> runtime environment in Open MPI with an external package called PRRTE ("PMIx 
>> Reference RunTime Environment"). We will be including a copy of that package 
>> in the OMPI v5 tarball, just as we do libevent, hwloc, and PMIx.
>> PRRTE historically has not been generating official releases - there is an 
>> old v1.0, but nothing on a regular release sequence. As part of this change 
>> in OMPI, the PRRTE folks will begin generating official releases that OMPI 
>> will use in their releases. So there will be correlation between the 
>> packages.
>> My question to you is: is this a package you would prefer to distribute 
>> separately (as you do for PMIx and friends), or shall we just leave it as an 
>> included package? PRRTE does get used by a fairly small community of people 
>> at the national labs and a couple of universities, but it by no means has as 
>> wide-ranging a following as OMPI.
>> Just need to know if we need to add a --with-prrte option to OMPI's 
>> configure code so one could point it at an external PRRTE installation.
>> Ralph
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