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Re: Newbie presentation and slashdot thread

André Isidoro Fernandes Esteves <aife@netvisao.pt> writes:

> Hi!
> My name is André Esteves and i live in Portugal. Been lurking your mal and 
> trying to get some courage to help you somewhere...

Welcome to debian-science. I'd encourage you (and anyone else lurking)
to get involved. It is a friendly group - and there are lots of things
that would be nice to do if only there were a volunteer to do them. 

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianScience has a list of suggestions for how
you might be able to help - but it is by no means a complete list.

> In the meantime, may i ask for your attention to this slashdot thred:
> " Open Source Software For Experimental Physics?"
> http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/01/30/1443203&from=rss

Many of the packages mentioned are in the discussion are available in
Debian. Some are not though, and there is some interesting discussion
of data acquisition.

> Two interesting open source projects surfaced:
> - EPICS: 

An unofficial package of epics is available. 

and http://wiki.debian.org/DebianScience/DataAcquisition
provide links to it.

It isn't a package I personally use - but clearly it would be nice if
an official package existed.

> RTEMS is the Real-Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems. It is a 

This isn't packaged for Debian AFAICT. 


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