Joined: 10 Apr 20
Gentoo is a metadistribution with source-based package management (software is compiled instead of being installed from binaries). Although I haven't noticed any increase in credits per workunit with -O2 and -march=native optimizations (maybe there is some with -O3 and LTO), this approach can help to run projects on officially unsupported platforms (such as non-mainstream CPU architectures and alternative libc implementations).
In case anyone's interested in writing ebuilds for BOINC apps, I came up with two eclasses to make packaging easier and more convenient:
I've already packaged sci-biology/cmdock (used by SiDock@home) and sci-biology/geneathome (used by TN-Grid) because I have a personal interest in them. Both can be installed from the guru overlay.
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