I have been following this project with interest for a short time. I
Systems Manager for the X-Ray and Observational Astronomy Group at the
University of Leicester. We run Scientific Linux 4.6 on our desktop
systems, mainly because I have 55+ systems to look after and I don't
want to be upgrading them any more than every 12-18 months. Scientific
Linux has proven to be very stable and trustworthy - it is of course a
rebuild of the RHEL source.
This is great! Welcome to the list. I understand that the release cycle
is more focused on rapid development, see my notes about EPEL below.
A Fedora Astronomy distro 'proper' would be great, in
addition to the Live
CD. Are there any plans for this? I would have to give it serious
consideration if a large number of packages that we use here are included,
such as the HEASOFT stuff, PyRAF/IRAF, and the Starlink Software
Collection. The ESO Scisoft collection would be a brilliant inclusion.
We have users with Mac and Windows laptops who I am sure would welcome the
All packages on the Live CD will be also available as 'proper' package.
I think you could be interested in EPEL , I've packaged some software
as gnuradio for EPEL or I have plans to increase the number of packages
from Astronomy project there -- in this way you could install these
package even on SL.
I know that a few of our UK counterparts are wholly using Fedora so I
bring the project to their attention in case they have not discovered it
Cool! More people would be certainly a good point.
Unfortunately I cannot make any meetings on Saturday due to sports
commitments but I will of course keep an eye on the mailing list.
:) You're right, sports are healthier that computers.
Have a nice day!
Marek Mahut https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Astronomy/
Fedora Project http://www.jamendo.com/