On 10/17/2011 08:06 PM, Stuart Mumford wrote:
I have had a thought regarding packages and adding software, while
(correct me if I am wrong) the idea of this spin is to have a
distribution that is a good base point for many different types of
scientist, it is not possible to include all the software that people
want or all the specialist software that people would use in specific
So I was wondering if it would be possible to add some extra categories
to the package manager (GUI) to allow people to find, or install
en-masse the software they might need. My thoughts were we could have a
large Sci/Tech spin category with sub categories such as Astronomy,
Physics, Biology (etc...) with the ability to browse the packages in
those lists or install all of them (or recommended subsets).
You read my mind! I have been thinking of doing this since the day I saw
the engineering and scientific group. That said, it is out of the scope
for the Fedora Scientific Spin project. But, it is very much in the
scope of the SciTech SIG.
A good starting point would perhaps be to email the release engineering
list  and state your intention citing the comps files. 
Please let me know if you have any queries regarding this.