RFC: Fedora Spin for Scientific Research
droidery at gmail.com
Fri May 27 07:01:08 UTC 2011
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.
The software tools used is very much subjective, being determined by the
field of research one is in. So, at this point here are some of the
packages that is there in my spin (These have been mostly determined by
my own field of research which is numerical simulation driven):
#Languages, Libraries and tools
#writing and plotting
texmaker # will install tex-live and associated utils
and some other misc. utils. These packages are added to the default
Fedora 15 desktop packages i.e. with GNOME 3. As of now the ISO size is
1.1G and takes ~4G in the Live environment.
I see from  that a Fedora "Spin for Science" is in the Ideas section.
It would be great to get your feedback on this project. I would like to
work towards its acceptance/validation as pointed out
in  -- by adding extra packages and anything else.
Any thoughts/comments/suggestions appreciated.
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