A Fedora Spin providing a complete toolchain for both amateur and professional astronomers.
- Name: Christian Dersch
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Release notes owner:
- Targeted release: Fedora 23
- Last updated: 2015-06-26
- Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
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).
- 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)
- Trademark approval: Requested
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.
Users will have a new option for trying and installing Fedora. Astronomers will get a ready-to-work installation.
- Fedora KDE Spin
- Trademark approval from Fedora Council is required.
- 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