MARCO GSRC Calibrating Achievable Design
Submission (release) Standards
II. Scope and Qualitative Limitations
III. Technical Standards
This document is intended to eventually act as
``instructions for authors'' for the
GSRC bookshelf. At the moment, this
is a working document of the bookshelf project, and
comments are solicited.
II. Scope and qualitative limitations
Individual submissions must be designed as entries for
particular slots in the overall bookshelf structure as
described in the overview.
Alternatively, authors of a submission may submit a new
slot. Either mechanism may entail scope limitations.
Submissions must agree to parameters of a GSRC
Bookshelf slot as applicable
The Bookshelf is not intended for quick re-releases and corrections;
support for such will be minimal.
- source code standards
- compatibility with common data formats
- ease of evaluation using published mechanisms of the relevant slot
and ease of comparison to similar submissions
- acknowledgement of contributions, prior publications
and financial support to researchers
- compliance with copyright laws
III. Technical standards for submissions (releases)
- Every submission should be a single file, containing a
compressed archive. The use of tar is mandated.
Allowed compression utilities are compress and gzip.
pkzip and Unix zip are not allowed, bzip2
may be allowed in the future.
- Every submission should clearly indicate whether
it contains executables and what kind
- the type of script language(s),
e.g., sh/csh/perl .. etc
- the type of binaries, e.g., static/shared libraries,
statically/dynamically linked executables..
+ the platform, e.g., Solaris 2.7 and RedHat Linux 6.0
- Every submission should indicate whether it contains
binary files, and what kind
- graphics, e.g., postscript, PDF, GIF, JPEG
- data in publicly available formats (e.g., GDSII)
- data in submission-specific formats
- ASCII files must be present in any submission (documentation).
We will accept Unix-type, DOS-type and Apple-type line ends,
but all line ends in a submission should be of the same type,
with the type clearly marked
- Allowed types of scripts, binary executables, graphics files etc
will be listed here
- If source code is provided, it must conform to
that apply to all GSRC software