[ubuntu-uk] Project Proposal

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Sat Oct 14 23:36:42 BST 2006

stude.list at googlemail.com wrote:
> On 13/10/06, Mark Forster <xyzmjf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wanted to suggest that a Ubuntu distro pre-built
>> with a collection of valuable life science applications would be of value to
>> academic and industrial researchers.
> Building a new ubuntu distro is a big step isn't it?
> Maybe it would be better to start of small, first of all make sure all
> the needed packages are in the repositories, for now is going to have
> to be universe.
> And then create a package that pulls in all the science apps, similar
> to ubuntu-desktop package.

Yeah, that's pretty much exactly how it should be done. It's the way 
ichtux (http://www.ichthux.com) have chosen, maybe you could get tips 
from those guys about getting the project started?

> On a side note, anyone actually have popularity-contest enabled?


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