The Debian Astronomy Working Group aims to package and maintain
astronomy related software for the Debian/GNU operating system. We are
planning a (one-day) debian-astro sprint at the DebCamp in Heidelberg,
14 August 2015. Debian "sprints" are developer meetings to work on
specific parts and having fun doing so.
The main goal is to get together, to find out common topics and issues,
to discuss our future path, and to work on current problems. A quick
preliminary agenda is posted on
* Status of Packaging
what is there, what else do we need?
* Creation of a tasks package
* Package collections:
- VO tools
- Astropy affiliated packages
- Software provided by Astromatic.net
- ESO Scisoft
* Licensing issues
* How to attract new packagers? Packaging by upstream?
* Which coordination with other Distributions do we need? (Fedora etc.)
Everyone interested is welcome to the Sprint event, and also to provide
ideas or comments to the agenda. If you intent to come, please add your
name to the wiki for coordination.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.
Discussion should take place in the Debian Astronomy Mailing list
Tel: +49 331 7499-666, Fax: -429
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
Vorstand: Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz
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