On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 10:41:04AM -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
On Fri, 2015-06-26 at 10:32 -0400, Jan Kurik wrote:
> = Proposed Self Contained Change: Astronomy Spin =
> Change owner(s): Christian Dersch <lupinix at mailbox dot org >
> A Fedora Spin providing a complete toolchain for both amateur and
> professional astronomers.
> == Detailed Description ==
> In both amateur and professional astronomy and astrophysics Linux is
> a very popular operating system. More and more data analysis is
> performed using Python, especially the astropy project is a quite new
> effort providing a professional toolchain. The Astronomy Spin
> provides a complete scientific Python environment (2 and 3) as well
> as the AstrOmatic software. For observational astronomy, KStars
> provides a complete solution for astrophotography using the INDI
> library. In addition to an astronomical collection of packages the
> spin also adds a menu for astronomy to make work more comfortable.
> == Scope ==
> * Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
> * Release engineering: Add spin to spin-kickstarts, ensure spin has
> been tested, and release with rest of spins
> * Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
> * Trademark approval: Requested
I don't really see what benefit there is to having a spin for this.
would be better to put effort in packaging Astromatic
and possibly more astronomy software.
It sounds like it might be just as effective to work with the GNOME
Software folks on getting an Astronomy Tools group in the Software app
made highly visible.
This would just be a matter of providing good appdata. kstars
has a nice appdata file. When Astromatic is packaged, it should get one
We could then just advertise Astronomy-related functionality as a
feature of Workstation.
... or any other product or spin.