[Mageia-discuss] Sciences in Mageia

Donald Stewart watersnowrock at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 14:31:32 CEST 2011

On 22 June 2011 09:51, grenoya <grenoya at zarb.org> wrote:
> Hello
> I'd like to make science libraries and softwares more visible in Mageia.
> Mageia, like other distro, contains a big amount of packages for scientists
> (more than ScientificLinux in fact :) ).
> But no distro are doing ads about that.
> Looking around french labs, I noted the distro used and the reasons :
> - ScientificLinux -> because of the name (which is a joke for me)
> - Debian -> for stability
> - Fedora -> for security
> - Mandriva -> because it's French and/or there are contributors in lab's
> sysadmin team
> I'm not saying Mageia has more things than Fedora, Debian and Mdv. I just
> want to show to scientific community, that they can also use Mageia :)
> The first step was for me to list all that we have and all that we miss. It
> has been done here :
> http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=sciencesig
> I'd think the second step would be to make a groupe of wiki/web pages (by
> type or by application domain ?).
> What do you think about that ?
> Do some of you want to help or have any idea ?
> Cheers
> grenoya

When time appears, I would eally like to help with this. I have been
working on getting some missing engineering packages ready.

This would be a good thing to get done in time for mga 2.

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