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[REVIEW]: Kactus2: A graphical EDA tool built on the IP-XACT standard #151
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Jan 2, 2017
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The pre-review issue mentions that we (the JOSS editors) are unclear whether this submission satisfies the submission guidelines.
In particular we require that (quoting from http://joss.theoj.org/about#author_guidelines):
Here is the author's reply to that question:
@jflorence : Please help us with a comment providing your assessment of this question here.
It appears that the management decided to close our original repository at SourceForge after we migrated to GitHub: https://github.com/kactus2/kactus2dev.
On the other hand, it appears that you are still not quite sure if the submission is eligible for the journal. Can we help you with this somehow?
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Jan 12, 2017
@labarba @TermosPullo Hello,
Overall, the software meets the criteria of the JOSS.
To address the specific concern you had about whether the SW fits the scope ("Your software should have a research application -Should be a significant contribution to the available open source software that either enables some new research challenges to be addressed or makes addressing research challenges significantly better"):
Kactus2 is a design environment for electronic IP cores, system-on-chips and boards, as well as associated software.
Now, about the specific points (reviewer questions at the top):
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@jflorence Hello again. We have now done the revisions. Your feed back was really useful for us! Moreover, reviewing a newer version than earlier is no problem to us. Please let us know if more is needed.
@labarba Could it be feasible to change the repository address of our submission? The current address is no longer functional and it appears I cannot change it myself.