add a quick overview of Spack
authorDenis Davydov <davydden@gmail.com>
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:49:12 +0000 (21:49 +0200)
committerDenis Davydov <davydden@gmail.com>
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:49:12 +0000 (21:49 +0200)
deal.II-in-Spack.md

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 # Using deal.II on Mac OS X and Linux via Spack
 
-The deal.II suite is also available on Spack (https://github.com/LLNL/spack).
+The deal.II suite is also available on Spack (https://github.com/LLNL/spack) -- a flexible package manager developed with High-Perfomance-Computing in mind. It is intended to let you build for many combinations of compiler, architectures, dependency libraries, and build configurations, all with a friendly, intuitive user interface.
 
 ## Quick installation
 

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