Re: Scientific Linux Astronomy

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What is the purpose? I mean, you can install SL (or CentOS or RHEL or
Fedora...) and than install the astronomical applications you need.

One of the original purposes of this SIG was to create a live CD spin.
The use case is you go observing with your telescope, you boot your
laptop with the live cd and you have there the utilities needed to
plan you observation and control your telescope.

Which is the use case of  'Scientific Linux Astronomy' ?

If your problem is the the lack of proper astronomical applications
for Enterprise Linux 4, you can maintain EL-4 branches of some
packages. I do it myself for EL-5.

Regards, Sergio

2010/3/11 Mark Mahabir <mark.mahabir@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Would anybody be interested in assisting me to create a 'Scientific Linux
> Astronomy' site?
> See here:
> The intention is to create a new SL 'site' using the base SL install with a
> few extra Astronomy packages.
> We use SL 4.8 currently, and not Fedora, mainly because I only want to be
> updating my 50-60 desktops every 12-18 months ;-)
> Regards,
> Mark
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