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Revolution: the AIPS++ option

IRAM could decide to join on the AIPS++ project. IRAM should be able to devote 1 to 1.5 FTE to that activity. Given the limited resources at IRAM, this would imply almost complete suppression of support for the current GILDAS package. Moreover, since AIPS++ is not yet fully operational, this would open a time window in which no substantial development could be undertaken. We assume here that an initial period of 1 to 2 years would be required to get acquainted with AIPS++ before being able to add useful tasks. If AIPS++ stands up to its promise of ``ease of programmability'', this may be reduced.

The following areas of IRAM activities would most likely suffer from such lack of development:

The list is of course not exhaustive.

Gildas manager 2014-07-01