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From: Thomas Kahle <tomka@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Science next meeting agenda - 4) science profiles
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:51:13 +0100
On 12:06 Sun 05 Dec     , S├ębastien Fabbro wrote:
> Kacper Kowalik wrote:
> 
> > Also, since it was already mentioned on #gentoo-dev, we could have
> > "sci" profile with USE="fortran" and remove it from base.
> > To my great amazement it seems that not everybody use Fortran on a
> > daily basis :P
> 
> That was what initiated the idea. Also I was thinking of larger scale
> project such as initiating automatic creation of some basic science VM
> we could distribute, based on those profiles.

This is an interesting point for the future.  I have the feeling that
the trend for scientific computing is towards integrated systems with
many components (i.e. bundled libraries).  Mathematical examples that
come to mind: sage, scilab, Macaulay, singular..., Some of the upstreams
there are actively pursuing the approach of shipping a VM, for instance
as the "windows version".  There might be a chance for Gentoo to provide
a single VM that has it all.

+1 for the profiles and VM idea.



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Thomas Kahle
http://dev.gentoo.org/~tomka/
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