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Re: Bug#428198: ITP: gabedit -- graphical interface to Ab Initio packages

Am Sonntag, den 10.06.2007, 08:41 +0200 schrieb Luca Brivio:
> Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > Gabedit is a graphical user interface to computational chemistry
> > packages, like:
> >
> >  - GAMESS-US
> >  - Gaussian
> >  - Molcas
> >  - Molpro
> >  - MPQC
> >  - Q-Chem
> Maybe the fact that MPQC is the only one which is free and already in Debian 
> (so that this package will go in the main section) could be worth some 
> highlighting (e.g. "Gabedit is a graphical user interface to MPQC and to 
> following proprietary/commercial software: [...]",

This could be a choice. But I would probably add this information to the
manpage, not to the package documentation.

> maybe also append "like 
> MPQC" to the short description and make it "Recommends:" the latter). After 
> all, Debian is about software freedom. :-)

I don't think, the fact that mpqc is a DFSG-compliant software, warrants
a recommends. There is no reason to recommend an Ab Initio package, just
because it's free. Different users have different needs :) So they will
choose one or more Ab Initio package based on their needs.

BTW: The package (already/currently) suggests mpqc. This is IMHO enough.

Regards, Daniel

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