Classification of scientific software in Debian
The goal of this page is to discuss how software used for DebianScience could be properly classified.
Some guidelines: ?DebTaggingGuidelines
Read also : http://www.enricozini.org/2007/paper-debconf7/
Playing with 'goscience'
Building a patched goplay package
The recipe is for sid.
# aptitude install dh-buildinfo libept-dev libept-dev libwibble-dev libwibble-dev libfltk1.1-dev fluid $ wget "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=5;filename=goscience-merida.patch;att=1;bug=474603" -O goscience-merida.patch $ apt-get source goplay $ cd goplay-0.3/ $ patch -p 1 < ../goscience-merida.patch $ debuild -uc -us # dpkg -i goplay_0.3-1_i386.deb $ goscience &
Debtags already existing for the 'field' facet
You can search for the already tagged software with the debtags interface: http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/ssearch.html and tag software that has not been properly tagged:http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/todo.html
There is also the ddtp (in lack of a better link) effort to translate the packages descriptions.
The scientific fields in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields_of_science
The possible tags for Debian science related projects could be
- visualization - programs like gnuplot, labplot, mayavi etc.,
- data processing - programs like octave
- diagrams - programs like dia, xfig
- publishing - programs like latex, bibtex etc.,
You can follow this thread to see all opinions. Please add a wiki link to the following categories if it already exists a Debian Science wiki page related to any of the following. Try to spell out the categories to avoid mistakes, as suggested.
science-biology - It has been suggested to make it depend on med-bio and med-bio-dev; this suggestion works for the purpose of installation but has certain drawbacks for other CDD tools. Perhaps the best solution is to sync the contents of the med-bio tasks file with science-bio tasks file.
science-genomics - It has been suggested to make this a sub topic of ?science-biology, something like science-biology-genomics possibly with a dummy package science-biology-full - not separately available in Debian-Med
The following categories were suggested but not covered by any dependency
The discussion revealed a huge lot of suggested fields but the people who suggested a field forgot / were not able to add any package that would be useful in the field. So these categories are subject to removal from the list but are here for further reference.
science-bibliography - It has been suggested to merge this with DebianScience/Typesetting science-publishing]
science-pharmaceuticals - It has been suggested to leave this to Debian-Med (do not hesitate to list the packages you are interested in here)
science-anthropology - It has been suggested to be the same as archaeology
science-medical-imaging - Covered by debian-med
science-psychology - It has been suggested to leave this to debian-med