Sorry for the delay in replying. Replies inline.
On 10/21/2011 09:37 PM, Stuart Mumford wrote:
>Regarding the first question: I think the SciTech SIG list (this one) is
>the best place. You might want to kickstart a new thread with your
>proposal and initial thoughts.
I will start working on this next week, having a bit of a hectic end to
this week as I am away this weekend and my supervisor is back on Monday!!
With regards to the meta-package idea the response I got from the
packaging list is as follows:
So long as they meet our licensing guidelines, there's nothing preventing
including of the required packages. Since IDL is proprietary, I don't
think a meta-package in Fedora is appropriate, but you could distribute
this yourself for your use and that of others.
I think for the inclusion of ~10 packages in the distro it would make
the installation of a commonly used piece of software much easier. I
shall probably look into creating and maintaining a rpm file with all
the deps in on my website.
It will definitely be a useful contribution. All the best.
> I have begun to put together all the packages that Fedora Scientific
Spin ships with here . Kindly let me know if you see any stark omissions.
The only thing I have thought of is under data visualisation is the
Enthought "mayavi" package. Which is a really good 3D data visualisation
package built on python.
Included both in the latest kickstart which is now in the F-16
kickstarts repository , so nightly builds will soon be available.
(Thanks all for your comments and suggestions)!
Finally, Is there any more news on including both KDE and GNOME in the
spin, and also how would we go about customising the installer to select
one or the other, and later potentially the package categories?
Hmm..so I checked with the Spins SIG and the consensus was that its a
little too late to include both for F-16 as it will also need additional
testing. So, I will give it a shot for the next release. May be have a
separate GNOME based spin..
P.S. Are you still looking for suggestions of wallpapers to include?
I guess its a little too late for this release to be officially
included. But, if you get the time to get one or two ready, I shall try
to discuss it with the websites team to put them as download-ables from
the spins page.
Thanks a lot.