News/Toolforge Grid Engine deprecation

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This page contains information about the deprecation and removal of the Toolforge Grid Engine platform.

What is changing?


What should I do?

Solutions to common problems

Tools needing multiple language runtimes

Delete a tool

Some tools were experiments that are done, others were made obsolete by other tools, some are just things that the original maintainer is tired of caring for. There is no UI with a big red "Delete this tool" button, so how can you responsibly request that a tool be deleted?

You can't delete a tool account yourself, though you can delete the content of your directories and make an existing web tool inaccessible by shutting down the web service (webservice stop). If you really want a tool account to be deleted, please follow the steps described at Toolforge (Tools to be deleted).

Why are we doing this?

See also

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