Hello there! I am Amit Saha. (). I shall summarize my efforts in the Fedora community on this page.
Fedora Scientific Spin
I am a long-term Linux user and have been into full-time scientific research for the past 3 years now. Everytime I have to do a fresh-install of Linux (not so frequently, ofcourse), I have to download a bunch of tools which I use regularly. For example, gnuplot, xfig, LaTex compilers, numpy, etc.
How cool would it be to have a Linux distro which already had these installed? Say hello to Fedora-Scientific
Update #1: June, 24 - 2011
I finally started acting on this idea of mine with an email to the rel-eng list [].
After discussions on the mailing list with Bill Nottingham, I proposed a patch to the comps-f16-xml.in file [].
I already have the kickstart file ready for this one, which I shall post to the mailing list soon, once I have tested my ISO. It currently stands at 1.1 G.
I would be very glad to receive comments/suggestions on this effort and I would welcome interested people to collaborate on this. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org