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Re: How much interest in a "debian-science.org" repository?

On Wed, 19 Jul 2006, Daniel Baumann wrote:

I see no reason to not upload any dfsg-compliant package, whetever it is
science related or not, to Debian directly. If the package is upstream
buggy, then it should be uploaded to experimental, rather than an
unofficial repository.

If you're lacking sponsors, tell me and I can help with sponsoring packages.

The biggest problem with non-free packages, which many science-related pacakges would fall into, is that there is no automatic buildd system for them. I have been trying to get pgplot5 rebuilt with no success. Apart from that, I agree with you that putting them in the main distribution is the best policy.


Carlo U. Segre -- Professor of Physics
Associate Dean for Special Projects, Graduate College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Voice: 312.567.3498            Fax: 312.567.3494
Carlo.Segre@iit.edu    http://www.iit.edu/~segre

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