On 01/11/2016 12:51 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
I'm struggling to see the point in doing this as a Fedora Spin,
opposed to just providing a yum 'Astronomy' group that can be installed
on any Fedora deployment ? It would seem to be useful to a broader set
of users that way. Alternatively IIUC there is also already a Fedora
'Scientific' spin which seems to aim to bundle together scientific tools,
of which astronomy tools would seem to be a subset. So why not just bundle
astronomy tools into that spin giving users a much broader & more useful
set of functionality ?
Another thing that would probably be worth doing as part of this effort
is making sure that all the apps you've identified as important to the
Astronomy spin, to make sure all those apps show up nicely in the
software center applications.
gnome-software has a browsable Education->Astronomy category where all
the astronomy related apps should show up. Can you check that everything
is showing up correctly there and that they all have nice screenshots
Any work done here is going to directly benefit the KDE software center
app as well, as I know the proposal owner is a KDE user.