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Re: [opensuse-project] Science and Education repos/ Scientific packages
  • From: Alin Marin Elena <alinm.elena@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 16:48:06 +0100
  • Message-id: <4c9a259d.893ae30a.132b.2949@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Werner,

Perfect! Once we get the rules we can try to enrol the free time of scientists
from different fields to get lists of relevant opensource packages that should
make it into the repo.

As a side note, Novell may have a direct interest in it, as sled is the core
of many supercomputers around world. usually on a supercomputer you will use a
different set of libraries and compilers but having gnu packaged versions may

Two points that once should have in mind.
1, compiling scientific programs may be a very heuristic process
2. deciding which features are relevant for a program has to be done in close
connection with the scientific community.


On Wednesday 22 September 2010 15:39:34 you wrote:
Hi Alin,

On Dienstag, 21. September 2010, Alin Marin Elena wrote:
An up to date repo for is needed and
will have to accommodate
the chaotic development of scientific software rather then go well
structured route of software engineering.

Yes that would be great.

At fedora there is a special Electronic lab:

It would be cool to have something like that in openSUSE, too.

I can offer some of my time and knowledge on helping with the
physics/chemistry packages but before proceeding we need a well
defined set of rules and areas of expertise.

Thanks for your help.

I will be in holiday till 1. Oct.
Then I'll have some time. Defining some rules and visions for the
repository is a good idea.


Without Questions there are no Answers!
Alin Marin ELENA
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