On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 08:57 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> EPEL is meant to
> provide rebuilds of Fedora packages as addons to RHEL and its cousins,
> using the existing Fedora infrastructure. EPEL is meant to be far
> less aggressive in terms of updates, since its targeting the
> enterprise and its derivatives including the RHEL support timescale of
> 7 years. For Astronomy for EPEL ...
Not quite as new to the list, but lurking up till now.
I do not understand why anyone from the Astronomy SIG would be
rebuilding Fedora packages for RHEL.
As I understand the model from the Astronomy SIG, it is to write SPECs
and RPMs for Fedora, either of existing packages, or of new work; and
also provide an Astronomy spin of Fedora - kickstart file(s) and .iso
builds of a subset of Fedora, with all the packages that an astronomer
would need. And ideally these spins could be put on a live CD with
persistence. Oriented at rank amateurs (I just like to print out star
charts for when I go camping with the boys), to professional
This is wrong. I do consider this SIG a group of people trying to
promote open-source in the world of astronomy (both professional and
amateur) and thinks that Fedora is a good way to start. I would be more
that happy that someone uses our good work on Centos, RHEL, Ubuntu or
any other open-source project. Fedora is a open project.
As I understand it, this is exactly the model for special interest
groups in Fedora - get your software packaged and suitable for the repo,
and/or create .ks and/or .iso file that include some subset of Fedora
packages, including those specific to your SIG.
I do not see where EPEL comes in.
It's a sub-project of Fedora project that helps people to get the
open-source software for their open-source enterprise solutions.
Marek Mahut https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Astronomy/
Fedora Project http://www.jamendo.com/