From Fedora Project Wiki
Line 57: Line 57:
 
* [https://lupinix.fedorapeople.org/AstronomySpin/ Kickstart File and F22-based test releases]
 
* [https://lupinix.fedorapeople.org/AstronomySpin/ Kickstart File and F22-based test releases]
  
== Release Notes ==
+
== Plans ==
 +
== Spins Page ==
 +
<!-- This information will be used on the spins.fedoraproject.org website.  See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Website_redesign_2009/Mockups/Spins.fpo for more info. -->
 +
 
 +
=== Slogan ===
 +
 
 +
Explore the Outer Space
 +
 
 +
=== Spin description ===
 +
 
 +
Fedora Astronomy brings a complete ioen source toolchain to both amateur and professional astronomers. The Spin provides the Fedora KDE desktop enhanced with a complete scientific Python environment and the [http://www.astromatic.net/ AstrOmatic] software for data analysis. KStars was added to provide a full featured astrophotography tool. As KStars uses the INDI library to control equipment, various telescopes, cameras etc. are supported. Summarized, Fedora Astronomy provides a complete set of software, from the observation planning to the final results.
 +
 
 +
=== Screenshot ===
 +
 
 +
[[File:astrospin.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
=== Download tab ===
 +
Default
 +
 
 +
=== Support tab ===
 +
Need help using Fedora Astronomy?
 +
 
 +
''' Help via Chat '''
 +
General help is available in irc channel #fedora-astronomy on irc.freenode.net.
 +
 
 +
For help using IRC, please visit the Fedora IRC [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate/IRCHowTo how-to]
 +
 
 +
'''Help via Email'''
 +
 
 +
Users and developers are also available on the [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/astronomy Astronomy List]
 +
 
 +
General help with Fedora is available on the Fedora users' mailing list at [users@lists.fedoraproject.org https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/users]. For guidance on how to interact on Fedora mailing lists, please review the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate/MailingListGuidelines Fedora Mailing List Guidelines].
 +
 
 +
=== Custom branding ===
 +
None
  
 
[[Category:ChangeAcceptedF23]]
 
[[Category:ChangeAcceptedF23]]
 
[[Category:SelfContainedChange]]
 
[[Category:SelfContainedChange]]

Revision as of 13:15, 27 July 2015

Astronomy Spin

Summary

A Fedora Spin providing a complete toolchain for both amateur and professional astronomers.

Owner

Current status

Detailed Description

In both amateur and professional astronomy and astrophysics Linux is a very popular operating system. More and more data analysis is performed using Python, especially the astropy project is a quite new effort providing a professional toolchain. The Astronomy Spin provides a complete scientific Python environment (2 and 3) as well as the AstrOmatic software. For observational astronomy, KStars provides a complete solution for astrophotography using the INDI library. In addition to an astronomical collection of packages the spin also adds a menu for astronomy to make work more comfortable.

Benefit to Fedora

At the moment, there is no such distribution which offers a set of professional open-source tools for astronomers and astrophysicists and Fedora is very popular in astronomers' environment (that it is strongly linux-based).

Scope

  • Proposal owners:
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: Add spin to spin-kickstarts, ensure spin has been tested, and release with rest of spins
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

Test booting and usage of live media, installation from live medium, and resulting installed system.

User Experience

Users will have a new option for trying and installing Fedora. Astronomers will get a ready-to-work installation.

Dependencies

  • Fedora KDE Spin
  • Trademark approval from Fedora Council is required.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? N/A

Documentation

Plans

Spins Page

Slogan

Explore the Outer Space

Spin description

Fedora Astronomy brings a complete ioen source toolchain to both amateur and professional astronomers. The Spin provides the Fedora KDE desktop enhanced with a complete scientific Python environment and the AstrOmatic software for data analysis. KStars was added to provide a full featured astrophotography tool. As KStars uses the INDI library to control equipment, various telescopes, cameras etc. are supported. Summarized, Fedora Astronomy provides a complete set of software, from the observation planning to the final results.

Screenshot

File:Astrospin.jpg

Download tab

Default

Support tab

Need help using Fedora Astronomy?

Help via Chat General help is available in irc channel #fedora-astronomy on irc.freenode.net.

For help using IRC, please visit the Fedora IRC how-to

Help via Email

Users and developers are also available on the Astronomy List

General help with Fedora is available on the Fedora users' mailing list at [users@lists.fedoraproject.org https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/users]. For guidance on how to interact on Fedora mailing lists, please review the Fedora Mailing List Guidelines.

Custom branding

None