Astronomy & Neuro Proposed For Fedora 24
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 11 January 2016 at 10:45 AM EST. 3 Comments
A new spin and a new SIG of Fedora Linux have been proposed for the upcoming Fedora 24 release.

First up would be an Astronomy spin, which would provide "a complete toolchain for both amateur and professional astronomers." This would basically be a spin of Fedora 24 that includes KStarts, astropy, AstrOmatic, and other astronomy software components installed by default.

More details on the Fedora Astronomy proposal via this Wiki page. Personally an astronomy spin seems a bit silly with it being fulfilled as well by just installing Fedora and then making it possible to install an astronomy package set or just the specific astronomy applications you desire.

Also proposed is NeuroFedora, a special interest group to focus on packaging and support of neuroscience and neuroimaging applications, libraries, and data-sets. Details on that via this Wiki page.
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