Re: Geant321 and geant4 in science package
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:36:35PM +0100, Christophe Hugon wrote:
> I relaunch the question of GEANT4.
thanks for bringing this up to the table again as you did last April
when I answered that it might be a good idea to contact Debian
Science team since the coordination of packages like this is done on
this list. Since a web search did not revealed a single post of yours
on this list I put it in CC for this mail to just leave a record there.
> I tried the repository that you introduced me, but it wasn't
> satisfying (not up to date, I had some bug troubles...)
> The version 4.10 of Geant is out, so I had to recompile it and I
> wasn't satisfy to do it locally on all of my computer and only for
> So I was wondering, since it is not DFSG-conformed due to an
> anti-patent clause in the license, isn't its place in the contrib
> part of the debian project ? If it is the case, with which
> contribution group should I get in contact ?
It is good to contact Debian and as I said Debian Science is the right
forum to find people working on the same problem.
> An other point, I otfen use this soft
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/plotdigitizer/ to get back the data
> from plots (mainly from old publications). I find it very useful, it
> is under GPLv2 or LGPLv2. I didn't find this packet in the debian
> science project. I would like to create it. I could start with this
> one first.
> If you have some comments or some advices for a beginner, thanks in advance.
I'd recommend to read the Debian Science policy document which has
some pointers to beginner documentation. I'd be happy to sponsor your
package in my Sponsering of Blends effort. You might be interested
in the viewing task and the data acquisition task of Debian
Hope this helps