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Old 06-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Amit Saha
 
Default RFC: Fedora Scientific release

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 11:51 AM, <andrewnixon0@gmail.com> wrote:
> On , Amit Saha <droidery@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello:
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>> As an effort to avoid installing the same packages (like latex, emacs,
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>> gnuplot..) everytime I do a fresh install of a Linux distro, I decided
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>> to create a Fedora spin to cater the users who use Linux as their main
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>> workstation to help them in their research.
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>> I see from [1] that a Fedora "Spin for Science" is in the Ideas
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>> section. However, the SciTech mailng list seems deactivated at the
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>> moment and hence I had some discussions on the Release Engineering
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>> mailing list [2].
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>> At this point of time, here is what I have (based on the suggestions
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>> by Bill Nottingham): An updated 'comps-f16-xml.in' whose current
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>> version is at [3] and based on that a possible kickstart script[4].
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>> Any thoughts/comments/suggestions appreciated.
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>> [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/SciTech
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>> [2] http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/rel-eng/2011-June/012301.html
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>> [3]
>> https://bitbucket.org/amitksaha/custom_linux/src/c94686fe43fe/comps-f16.xml.in
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>> [4]
>> https://bitbucket.org/amitksaha/custom_linux/src/c94686fe43fe/fedora-live-scientific.ks
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>> Cheers,
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>> Amit
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> Amit, I would be keen to help with this spin. The SciTech SIG seems to be
> dead making it a little difficult for scientists to find common ground on
> the project.

Thanks Andrew for your interest. It should definitely be an
interesting addition to the fedora spin community.

-Amit
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