Contributing To Debian Science
In order to federate work around science packages for Debian, an Alioth project has been created.
Services for developers
Public IRC channel: #debian-science on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Since there are many different specialties in Science, we tried to separate package into specialties. By default, packages goes into Debian Science.
Please note that chemistry/biochemistry and medical free software are already handled by two other debian projects:
Debian Med: Medicine, pre-clinical research, and life science (see the list of actively maintained biological packages from Debian Med team)
Version control system of Debian Science
For now, Debian Science uses two VCS. The developer is free to use one or the other.
This VCS is split by category of Science. Original list from Science Blend
The SVN repository is available on this URL: svn://svn.debian.org/debian-science/
We have also a GIT service hosted here: alioth:/git/debian-science
If you want to have package foo in a debian-science git repository, please put it in alioth:/git/debian-science/packages/foo.git
The group-policy is online at http://debian-science.alioth.debian.org/debian-science-policy.html.
Its source is stored in a git repository:
$ git clone git://git.debian.org/git/debian-science/policy.git or $ git clone ssh://git.debian.org/git/debian-science/policy.git $ make (Needs xmlto)
The draft of the policy will then be built to html/debian-science-policy.html.
If you push your changes back to this repository, the online webpage will be upgraded within 15 minutes (cronjob by fdl-guest).