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Bug#788826: ITP: idlastro -- Low-level astronomy software for GDL

Package: wnpp
Owner: Ole Streicher <olebole@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org,debian-astro@lists.debian.org,753620@bugs.debian.org,sarabas@igf.fuw.edu.pl

* Package name    : idlastro
  Version         : 2014.11.10
  Upstream Author : Wayne Landsman
* URL             : http://idlastro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
* License         : BSD-2-Clause
  Programming Lang: GDL (IDL)
  Description     : Low-level astronomy software for GDL

 The IDL Astronomy Users Library is a central repository for low-level
 astronomy software written in the GNU Data Language (GDL).
 The Library is not meant to be an integrated package, but rather is a
 collection of procedures from which users can pick and choose (and possibly
 modify) for their own use. Submitted procedures are given a cursory testing,
 but are basically stored in the Library as submitted.

The software is written for the commercial language "IDL", but works in
large parts with GDL as well. Since I don't have much experience with
GDL/IDL, any input, help, co-maintenance or even taking over the packaging
is appreciated. Especially, I need to know, which functions actually
work and which don't with GDL. Also, test routines are needed.

The software will be maintained within te Debian Astronomy Team.
A git repository will be created on alioth at


The package will *require* gnudatalanguage. Feel free to start a discussion
if this is a good idea and or if and how the commercial package (IDL)
should be supported.

Best regards


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