RFC: Fedora Scientific release

andrewnixon0 at gmail.com andrewnixon0 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 16:51:14 UTC 2011

On , Amit Saha <droidery at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello:

> As an effort to avoid installing the same packages (like latex, emacs,

> gnuplot..) everytime I do a fresh install of a Linux distro, I decided

> to create a Fedora spin to cater the users who use Linux as their main

> workstation to help them in their research.

> I see from [1] that a Fedora "Spin for Science" is in the Ideas

> section. However, the SciTech mailng list seems deactivated at the

> moment and hence I had some discussions on the Release Engineering

> mailing list [2].

> At this point of time, here is what I have (based on the suggestions

> by Bill Nottingham): An updated 'comps-f16-xml.in' whose current

> version is at [3] and based on that a possible kickstart script[4].

> Any thoughts/comments/suggestions appreciated.

> [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/SciTech

> [2] http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/rel-eng/2011-June/012301.html

> [3]  
> https://bitbucket.org/amitksaha/custom_linux/src/c94686fe43fe/comps-f16.xml.in

> [4]  
> https://bitbucket.org/amitksaha/custom_linux/src/c94686fe43fe/fedora-live-scientific.ks

> Cheers,

> Amit

Amit, I would be keen to help with this spin. The SciTech SIG seems to be  
dead making it a little difficult for scientists to find common ground on  
the project.

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