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Linux daemon using Python daemon with PID file and logging

The python-daemon package ( PyPI listing , Pagure repo ) is very useful. However, I feel it has suffered a bit from sparse documentation, an...


Modernized makefiles for VASP 5.3

One of the research groups on the cluster I manage requested help in compiling VASP 5.3 (the Vienna Ab-intitio Simulation Package), code for electronic structure calculations and QM molecular dynamics from first principles. Like many research codes, the build procedure is a bit difficult owing to legacy stuff.

I updated the makefiles for my build, to more current GNU Make standards. They worked for me; however, I make no guarantee that they will work for you. In fact, they will likely not work for you without modification. In any case, the repo is on GitHub. Fork away!