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Bug#641634: ITP: esorex -- Execution Tool for European Southern Observatory pipelines

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>

* Package name    : esorex
  Version         : 3.9.0
  Upstream Author : ESO Project Team <cpl-help@eso.org>
* URL             : http://www.eso.org/sci/software/cpl/esorex.html
* License         : GPLv2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Execution Tool for European Southern Observatory
EsoRex  is the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Recipe Execution
Tool. It can list, configure and execute CPL-based recipes from the
command line.
The Common Pipeline Library (CPL) comprises a set of ISO-C libraries
that provide a comprehensive, efficient and robust software toolkit. It
forms a basis for the creation of automated astronomical data-reduction
tasks (known as "pipelines").
One of the features provided by the CPL is the ability to create
data-reduction algorithms that run as plugins (dynamic libraries). These
are called recipes and are one of the main aspects of the CPL
data-reduction development environment.
As these recipes are dynamic libraries, it is not possible to run them
directly from the command line. However, ESO provides several tools to
do this, thus saving recipe developers the need to write such an
application themselves. One of these is GASGANO (a GUI-based tool) and
the other is EsoRex (which runs from the command line).

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