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Re: New Debian Science metapackages (Was: debian-science_0.16_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable)



I fully agree wit this proposal. Debian and Debian Science deserve being recognized in the field of scientific computing.

I would be happy to help in this endeavor. 

As to my research all the numerical results we display are done on Debian machines. I haven't found anything else as rich and robust  software wise for scientific computing.



On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:03 AM, Yaroslav Halchenko <debian@onerussian.com> wrote:
Under this umbrella of the subject from an automated response let me
bring a related topic:

With the blooming number of scientific applications we
carry/support in Debian I think that we should start thinking about
positioning Wheezy 7.0 as "scientific as in the guts not as in the name"
(slogan can vary ;-) ).  IMHO Debian as a rich platform for scientific
computing is heavily undervalued, and partially that is due to us just
doing work and not much PR, and that we are working within bigger
project (i.e. Debian) and not on a half-baked derivative with its own
name.

So, here are few activities I think worth pursuing

- catchy release notes statement highlighting well-covered fields of
 science, computing platforms (distributed, MPI, ...),...

- some short high-level tech-review paper to be submitted to some
 relatively well known journal (not sure if we could aim at Science ;-)
 but who knows...) which provides a tasty introduction into such an
 ideal platform for a scientist, and then brief glance overview how it
 addresses those topics everyone in scientific communities
 drooling about: reproducibility (e.g.  snapshoting with cpack, VMs),
 sharing (obvious for anyone in FOSS, but might be worth making it
 explicit), methodologies rapid dissemination and adoption,
 community-driven (once again -- obvious, but making explicit lack of
 commercial company baby sitting etc, would imho be beneficial), etc.

 interested to join?  I think I will start composing it time
 permitting...

Although release time is yet far to reach, I think planing in advance
might only be beneficial especially since in June we should have a good
picture what will be in the release.

P.S. I haven't cross-posted to other related blends/projects since I
 think majority of them are on this list as well... or am I wrong?

On Tue, 17 Apr 2012, Andreas Tille wrote:

> Hi,

> I would just like you to know that I uploaded a new set of Debian
> Science metapackages.  They contain several new dependencies to freshly
> uploaded packages - thanks to you all for working on this.

> Kind regards

>         Andreas.

> ----- Forwarded message from Debian FTP Masters <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org> -----

> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:34:30 +0000
> From: Debian FTP Masters <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>
> To: Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org>,
>       Debian Science Team <debian-science-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Subject: debian-science_0.16_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable




> Accepted:
> debian-science_0.16.dsc
>   to main/d/debian-science/debian-science_0.16.dsc
> debian-science_0.16.tar.gz
>   to main/d/debian-science/debian-science_0.16.tar.gz
> science-astronomy-dev_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-astronomy-dev_0.16_all.deb
> science-astronomy_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-astronomy_0.16_all.deb
> science-bci_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-bci_0.16_all.deb
> science-biology_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-biology_0.16_all.deb
> science-chemistry_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-chemistry_0.16_all.deb
> science-config_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-config_0.16_all.deb
> science-dataacquisition-dev_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-dataacquisition-dev_0.16_all.deb
> science-dataacquisition_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-dataacquisition_0.16_all.deb
> science-distributedcomputing_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-distributedcomputing_0.16_all.deb
> science-electronics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-electronics_0.16_all.deb
> science-electrophysiology_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-electrophysiology_0.16_all.deb
> science-engineering-dev_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-engineering-dev_0.16_all.deb
> science-engineering_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-engineering_0.16_all.deb
> science-geography_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-geography_0.16_all.deb
> science-highenergy-physics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-highenergy-physics_0.16_all.deb
> science-imageanalysis_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-imageanalysis_0.16_all.deb
> science-linguistics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-linguistics_0.16_all.deb
> science-machine-learning_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-machine-learning_0.16_all.deb
> science-mathematics-dev_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-mathematics-dev_0.16_all.deb
> science-mathematics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-mathematics_0.16_all.deb
> science-meteorology-dev_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-meteorology-dev_0.16_all.deb
> science-meteorology_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-meteorology_0.16_all.deb
> science-nanoscale-physics-dev_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-nanoscale-physics-dev_0.16_all.deb
> science-nanoscale-physics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-nanoscale-physics_0.16_all.deb
> science-neuroscience-cognitive_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-neuroscience-cognitive_0.16_all.deb
> science-neuroscience-modeling_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-neuroscience-modeling_0.16_all.deb
> science-numericalcomputation_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-numericalcomputation_0.16_all.deb
> science-physics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-physics_0.16_all.deb
> science-psychophysics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-psychophysics_0.16_all.deb
> science-robotics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-robotics_0.16_all.deb
> science-statistics_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-statistics_0.16_all.deb
> science-tasks_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-tasks_0.16_all.deb
> science-typesetting_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-typesetting_0.16_all.deb
> science-viewing_0.16_all.deb
>   to main/d/debian-science/science-viewing_0.16_all.deb


> Changes:
> debian-science (0.16) unstable; urgency=low
>  .
>   [ Joost van Baal-Ilić ]
>   * tasks/linguistics: add some more dependencies.
>  .
>   [ Andreas Tille ]
>   * debian/control(.stub)
>     Standards-Version: 3.9.3 (no changes needed)
>   * debian/control:
>     Usual changes of dependency based on the resolving of new packages
>     in Debian as specified in the tasks files
>   * tasks/{robotics,numericalcomputation,mathematics}: s/octave3.2/octave/
>     Closes: #667587


> Override entries for your package:
> debian-science_0.16.dsc - source misc
> science-astronomy-dev_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-astronomy_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-bci_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-biology_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-chemistry_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-config_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-dataacquisition-dev_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-dataacquisition_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-distributedcomputing_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-electronics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-electrophysiology_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-engineering-dev_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-engineering_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-geography_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-highenergy-physics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-imageanalysis_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-linguistics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-machine-learning_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-mathematics-dev_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-mathematics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-meteorology-dev_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-meteorology_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-nanoscale-physics-dev_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-nanoscale-physics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-neuroscience-cognitive_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-neuroscience-modeling_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-numericalcomputation_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-physics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-psychophysics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-robotics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-statistics_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-tasks_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-typesetting_0.16_all.deb - extra science
> science-viewing_0.16_all.deb - extra science

> Announcing to debian-devel-changes@lists.debian.org
> Closing bugs: 667587


> Thank you for your contribution to Debian.
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