I have been following this project with interest for a short time. I am Systems Manager for the X-Ray and Observational Astronomy Group at the University of Leicester. We run Scientific Linux 4.6 on our desktop systems, mainly because I have 55+ systems to look after and I don't want to be upgrading them any more than every 12-18 months. Scientific Linux has proven to be very stable and trustworthy - it is of course a rebuild of the RHEL source.
This is great! Welcome to the list. I understand that the release cycle is more focused on rapid development, see my notes about EPEL below.
A Fedora Astronomy distro 'proper' would be great, in addition to the Live CD. Are there any plans for this? I would have to give it serious consideration if a large number of packages that we use here are included, such as the HEASOFT stuff, PyRAF/IRAF, and the Starlink Software Collection. The ESO Scisoft collection would be a brilliant inclusion. We have users with Mac and Windows laptops who I am sure would welcome the Live CD.
All packages on the Live CD will be also available as 'proper' package. I think you could be interested in EPEL , I've packaged some software as gnuradio for EPEL or I have plans to increase the number of packages from Astronomy project there -- in this way you could install these package even on SL.
I know that a few of our UK counterparts are wholly using Fedora so I will bring the project to their attention in case they have not discovered it already.
Cool! More people would be certainly a good point.
Unfortunately I cannot make any meetings on Saturday due to sports commitments but I will of course keep an eye on the mailing list.
:) You're right, sports are healthier that computers.
Have a nice day!
 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL -- Marek Mahut https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Astronomy/ Fedora Project http://www.jamendo.com/
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