Fedora scientific packaging

Amit Saha asaha at redhat.com
Mon Nov 24 00:19:50 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sandro Mani" <manisandro at gmail.com>
> To: "Development discussions related to Fedora" <devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>, scitech at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 5:32:43 AM
> Subject: Fedora scientific packaging
> Hello,
> Some time ago I started working on packaging Salome, the platform for
> numerical simulation. As always, time is a limited resource, and things
> kinda stalled after hitting a few issues here and there, despite most of
> the work being done. Now, with Jiri Kastner joining the effort, we
> decided that it would be nice to attempt to make the effort of packaging
> scientific packages for Fedora in general more public, in particular
> considering the scientific-spin effort [1].
> Many of the larger scientific packages tend to be very complex and their
> build systems occasionally somewhat fragile... So getting more
> interested people involved would likely increase the chances of the
> efforts succeeding.
> That said, there is now a github repo which contains the
> work-in-progress stuff for packaging Salome (and some initial OpenFOAM
> work) here [2]. People interested in joining these efforts or sharing
> initial work on other scientific packages are very welcome to join the
> github project.

This is great. I created the Fedora Scientific organization on GitHub some time back [1].
Do you think you would want to get your repo moved here? I can of course make you an admin,
member, etc.

[1] https://github.com/FedoraScientific


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