Debian Bug report logs - #686924
RFP: casacore -- Common Astronomy Software Applications

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>

Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 08:27:01 UTC

Owned by: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>

Severity: wishlist

Done: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#686924; Package wnpp. (Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org. (Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: casacore -- Common Astronomy Software Applications core library
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:18:05 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org,
 debian-science@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : casacore
  Version         : 1.5.0
  Upstream Author : ATNF, Syndey and ASTRON, Dwingeloo
* URL             : http://code.google.com/p/casacore/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : Common Astronomy Software Applications core library

The casacore package contains the core libraries of the old AIPS++/CASA
package. This split was made to get a better separation of core
libraries and applications. CASA is now built on top of casacore.

The system consists of a set of layered libraries (packages) which can
be seen best on the Modules page. A Python binding to the libraries has
been made which is called pyrap.

A git repository is created at

http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=debian-science/packages/casacore.git

Best regards

Ole



Added indication that bug 686924 blocks 688107 Request was from Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:15:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#686924; Package wnpp. (Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #12 received at 686924@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>
To: 688107@bugs.debian.org, 686924@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Fwd: Re: Packaging CASA RPM's
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:42:16 +0200
-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Betreff: Re: Packaging CASA RPM's
Datum: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:11:02 -0600
Von: Scott Rankin <srankin@nrao.edu>
An: Joseph Wang <joequant@gmail.com>
Kopie (CC): Pierre-Malo DeniƩlou <pierre-malo.denielou@rhul.ac.uk>,
   Sergio Pascual <sergiopr@fedoraproject.org>,        Ole Streicher
<debian-devel@liska.ath.cx>,        Anne Nicolas <ennael1@gmail.com>,
     astronomy <astronomy@lists.fedoraproject.org>

Joseph,

Thank you for contacting me.  I apologize for taking so long to respond.
 Work pushed your message far down my e-mail queue.

Thank you for offering to assist with packaging CASA for Mageia, Fedora,
and Debian.  I would be very happy to have help.  However, CASA has
unique, inflexible requirements.

1. Users must be able to install several versions of CASA with any
mixture of major,minor versions on a system at the same time.

Some CASA algorithms are experimental, and some users must reduce their
data with different versions of CASA to provide feedback to CASA developers.

This requirement is at odds with Linux conventions, which generally only
support one copy of the same major version of a package installed.

2. We publish stable packages monthly and release packages every 6 months.

This is a faster rate of change than many Linux distributions can
absorb.  This may not be an issue if you are maintaining separate
package repositories.

3. In some cases, we must use non-standard versions of packages already
included in distributions because the version included in the
distribution is either too different from the versions used on other
distributions, or has bugs we can't afford to work around.

4. CASA packages must be self contained (as much as is practical) to
prevent changes in 3rd party code from changing its behavior.


Because of these requirements, which we do not yet meet on either RHEL
or OS X, we are planning major changes to our packaging and distribution
system to package CASA and any non-standard libraries we need for
installation in /opt/casa/.

These requirements may make CASA packages we produce unacceptable as
standard packages from many Linux distributions.


If this does not put you off, I'll be happy to discuss this further, so
long as this does not take time away from my primary assignments.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact me.

Have a good one.

On Aug 3, 2013, at 9:21 PM, Joseph Wang <joequant@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> 
> I was looking online and noticed that you were packaging CASA rpms for NRAO
> on redhat.
> 
> A group of us are currently trying to get astronomy packages working on 
> Mageia, Fedora, and Debian, and we were wondering how far you've gotten and
> what support might be useful to you.
> 
> The project that I'm working on is to get as many astronomy packages into
> the official distribution of Mageia 4.  Having astronomy packages supported as
> a main part of the distribution rather than as a third party maintained add on
> has lots of advantages.  If you have Redhat src.rpms built, I can see that the
> major CASA packages make it into Mageia 4 which is going into alpha now
> and should come out early next year.

--
Scott Rankin <srankin@nrao.edu>
Release Engineer, CASA
National Radio Astronomy Observatory









Changed Bug title to 'RFP: casacore -- Common Astronomy Software Applications' from 'ITP: casacore -- Common Astronomy Software Applications core library' Request was from Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #19 received at 686924-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ole Streicher <debian@liska.ath.cx>
To: 686924-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Closing old ITP
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:14:15 +0100
Closing this to make it easier for a newcomer to take over...



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