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This page discusses the possible ways to build a ["LiveCD"] for DebianScience. This page discusses the possible ways to build a [[LiveCD]] for DebianScience.
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 * [http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian Quantian] and its [http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian/todo.html TODO list] (if you want to help).
 * [http://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2007/08/msg00046.html PaiPix], now based on DebianLive
 * [http://www.vigyaancd.org/ Vigyaan] Vigyaan is an electronic workbench for bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry based on KNOPPIX v3.7
 * [http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/ULAnix ULAnix] [http://ulanix.wiki.sourceforge.net/Aplicaciones+para+ULAnix Scientia].
 * [[http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian|Quantian]] and its [[http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian/todo.html|TODO list]] (if you want to help).
 * [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2007/08/msg00046.html|PaiPix]], now based on DebianLive
 * [[http://www.vigyaancd.org/|Vigyaan]] Vigyaan is an electronic workbench for bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry based on KNOPPIX v3.7
 * [[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/ULAnix|ULAnix]] [[http://ulanix.wiki.sourceforge.net/Aplicaciones+para+ULAnix|Scientia]].
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Should we put all the scientific tools on one single CD? If yes, then [http://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2005/07/msg00003.html a DVD should be more sensible]. Should we put all the scientific tools on one single CD? If yes, then [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-science/2005/07/msg00003.html|a DVD should be more sensible]].
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[http://www.knoppix.org/ Knoppix] [[http://www.knoppix.org/|Knoppix]]
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 * Already used for [http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian Quantian], so there is much experience with it.  * Already used for [[http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian|Quantian]], so there is much experience with it.
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[http://packages.qa.debian.org/d/dfsbuild.html dfsbuild] [[http://packages.qa.debian.org/d/dfsbuild.html|dfsbuild]]
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 * A simple config file for building the live CD (see [http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=311537 proof of the concept here]) makes it easy to customize.  * A simple config file for building the live CD (see [[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=311537|proof of the concept here]]) makes it easy to customize.
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 * X configuration is currently closer to a [http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=311537 hack].  * X configuration is currently closer to a [[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=311537|hack]].
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[http://debix.alioth.debian.org/ debix] [[http://debix.alioth.debian.org/|debix]]
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[http://www.sidux.com/ sidux] Debian Sid (unstable) based Live CD [[http://www.sidux.com/|sidux]] Debian Sid (unstable) based Live CD

This page discusses the possible ways to build a LiveCD for DebianScience.

Scientific Live CDs that already exist (pionneering works)

CD or DVD ?

Should we put all the scientific tools on one single CD? If yes, then a DVD should be more sensible.

Otherwise, if we want to stick to CD, maybe several thematic CD sets could be build.

Available tools that could be used for building live CD

debian-live

See DebianLive

Pros :

Cons :

Knoppix

Knoppix

Pros :

  • Already used for Quantian, so there is much experience with it.

  • It works.

Cons :

  • Not 100% Debian (specific kernels and configuration packages).
  • The knoppix mastering scripts and configuration packages have not yet been ported to Debian.

More about Knoppix

dfsbuild

dfsbuild

Pros :

  • Almost 100% Debian (currently the standard Debian kernels do not suit dfsbuild)
  • A simple config file for building the live CD (see proof of the concept here) makes it easy to customize.

Cons :

  • X configuration is currently closer to a hack.

  • The config file (by construction) only properly handles lower case file names which may be a severe limitation.
  • Do not yet support standard kernels.

debix

debix

(please comment)

sidux

sidux Debian Sid (unstable) based Live CD