[clug] Request for Ideas/Suggestions: Fedora Scientific Spin
bn at niasdigital.com
Sun Jul 3 00:28:53 MDT 2011
On 03/07/2011, at 1:31 PM, Amit Saha wrote:
> Hello all:
> I have been lurking on this list for a while now, and have been quietly reading the many interesting discussions happening here. Time to start one on my own!
> I wanted to draw your attention to a recent effort of mine, which is to create a Fedora Scientific spin. Like probably a lot of things in the FOSS world, this was a classic case of "scratching my own itch", and the ease with which a custom spin can be created for Fedora, I decided to go ahead with this long brewing idea of mine.
> The current wiki page is at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scientific_Spin
Cool! How does this relate to Scientific Linux etc? Is it the same concept on a Fedora base rather than a RHEL one and if so, what's the advantage of a Fedora base?
Not that I don't think this is a good idea, would just like to hear your justification :)
> It would be of great help if the interested ones among you suggest some generic tools for numerical computing/scientific research that you find really useful which is not already included in the list of packages in the above wiki page.
Well I use RadWare a lot but it's pretty niche. Something for the repos, not the base install!
Keeping a good up to date package set for Player/Stage, OpenCV, Orocos and OpenRAVE would be excellent too. More engineering than science but from what I gather you're more ENG anyway.
> I am currently discussing this idea with the Spins SIG and the SciTech SIG  in the Fedora community, and you are most welcome to join in there!
>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Spins_SIG
>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:SciTech_SIG
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