Quality assurance for biological and medical applications inside Debian

Description of the project: The Covid-19 pandemic made it obvious that Free Software in medicine and biology can provide tools to care for global health. The Debian Med project has packaged a lot of applications used in medicine and biology. In previous Outreachy projects starting in 2016 until last year several packages got Continuous Integration tests. It turned out that these tests are extremely helpful to ensure the quality of the software in the focus of the Debian Med team. Besides testing single packages it needs to be verified that related sets of packages are playing well together and are packaged in a way that the user can expect the maximum performance out of the packages (for instance by ensuring that MPI features are used if available and the hardware features are used as best as possible).

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