On 10/17/2011 11:28 PM, Stuart Mumford wrote:
>You read my mind! I have been thinking of doing this since the day I
saw the engineering and scientific group.
Nice to know! Great minds or idiots you choose!
>A good starting point would perhaps be to email the release engineering
>list  and state your intention citing the comps files. 
Excuse my inexperience,
What is the method to achieve this then? Is it to write a comps file to
define the categories and sub-categories, then include this in the Spin,
or in Fedora in general?
Here is what I did when I submitted a patch to one of the comps file:
- Checked out the comps files from the git repository
- Made my changes. Please see 
- Discussed the patch on the release engineering list and request
someone to push it on behalf of you.
What would be the best way to get suggestions of categories / packages
from the wider community? And what about intergration with groups such
as the Astronomy SIG?
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.
Regarding the second question, I am not quite sure. SciTech SIG is
definitely the more general group, so to speak. Integration is something
which I personally am not too sure about..sorry.
Also, would the best place to start be to branch the comps files git
tree? Or not?!
>As far as I know, Fedora's "package groups" try to address such a
> I might be completely off track here though. But, please discuss
this issue on the packaging list[.]
I have emailed the packaging list about this FYI.
Great. Shall look forward to any further updates on this.