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Re: Blends and (astronomy) meta-packages

On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 07:06:57PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Hi Ole,
> Quoting Ole Streicher (2015-05-10 13:03:44)
> > In the astropy development, there recently came up the idea of a 
> > metapackage "astropy-all" which should install all affiliated packages 
> > [1]. There it is centered on python package managers (pypi, conda); 
> > however it may be worth to duplicate such a package for Debian.
> > 
> > My question is now what would be the best effort here?
> > 
> > 1. Create a meta-package within python-astropy: This would concentrate 
> > the management in this package which is maybe not the best idea 
> > (development of affiliated packages is independent of the astropy 
> > package itself).
> > 
> > 2. Create an independent meta-package. This would be probably the 
> > easiest way.
> > 
> > 3. Create it as a task of a (not yet existing) "debian-astro" tasks 
> > package.
> All three approaches seem sensible to me - it really depends on how you 
> intend to maintain it, i.e. what you feel most comfortable with.

I also do not feel educated enough to decide between these three
options.  On the contrary I have a foruth one:  I could imagine that
there might be users who are interested in an astronomy-dev package
which installs development tools for astronomy applications
independently whether they might be Python or not.  To get this
I'd recommend the blends-dev framework.
Kind regards



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