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Re: [opensuse-factory] openSUSE vs Ubuntu for Enterprise Scientific Computing Environment
On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Di Pe <dipeit@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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Advantage Ubuntu
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* About 3x more binary packages are available for Ubuntu, including
scientific applications.

I assume you are familiar with:

https://build.opensuse.org/project/packages?project=science

If you have anyone that could act as a maintainer, they can package
and submit as many scientific packages as you want. If the quality of
some of the packages is too poor for that repo, you could run a "home"
repo of your own with whatever quality standards you want. (Legal
issues still apply.)

From the science repo you can submit packages to Factory to become
part of the next official release. Thus, potentially the biggest pro
for openSUSE is that it is extremely easy for your team to join the
active contributor team and get specific opensource software you need
added to the distribution. (Note that only a subset of the online
repos make it onto the DVD. That selection of packages for now is
made by Novell employees, but getting into the online repos is
relatively straight forward assuming quality standards are met.)

Thus if you are willing to get involved, you can drive openSUSE to
include all the opensource packages you need.

Greg
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