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Bug#669016: RFS: gyoto/0.0.1-1 [ITP] -- general relativistic ray-tracing and orbit computation

Package: sponsorship-requests
Severity: wishlist

Dear mentors,

I am looking for a sponsor for my package "gyoto"

 * Package name    : gyoto
   Version         : 0.0.1-1
   Upstream Author : Frédéric Vincent & myself
 * URL             : http://gyoto.obspm.fr
 * License         : GPL-3+
   Section         : science

Gyoto aims at providing a framework for computing orbits and ray-traced images
in General relativity. It consists in a shared library (libgyoto0), utility
programs (in the gyoto package), and a plug-in for the Yorick programing
language (in yorick-gyoto). Gyoto can be extended with plug-ins (see

The source package builds those binary packages:
 gyoto - General relativistic ray-tracing
 gyoto-dbg  - debugging symbols for gyoto, libgyoto0 and yorick-gyoto
 gyoto-doc  - documentation for the Gyoto library
 libgyoto0  - General relativistic geodesic integration and ray-tracing
 libgyoto0-dev - development files for libgyoto
 yorick-gyoto - General relativistic geodesic integration for the Yorick

To access further information about this package, please visit the following

Alternatively, one can download the package with dget using this command:
 dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/gyoto/gyoto_0.0.1-1.dsc

Once installed, the packages can be tested as follows (a test suite is already
ran during build):
 - gyoto package:
Compute the example sceneries with
    for file in /usr/share/doc/gyoto/examples/example-*.xml; do gyoto ${file}
`basename ${file%xml}fits`; done
The two *rotstar* example file won't run, they depend on the option al plug-
in lorene which is not compiled. The other files should produce FITS image
files which you can visualize using e.g. spydr from the yorick-spydr package or
simply with the gimp :
    spydr *.fits

 - yorick-gyoto package:
You can first run gyotoy:
You should see a plot representing the orbit of a star around a black hole. You
can play with the
projection, the initial parameters etc.

Then you can run the test suite:
    ln -s /usr/share/doc/gyoto/ doc
    cp -R /usr/share/doc/yorick-gyoto/examples ./
    cd examples
    gunzip *.gz
    yorick -batch check.i

Best regards, Thibaut.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)

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