[AstroPy] Ubuntu packages and state of AstroLib

Perry Greenfield perry@stsci....
Mon Mar 14 13:30:38 CDT 2011


On Mar 14, 2011, at 12:52 PM, James Turner wrote:

>> are there Ubuntu packages available for AstroLib? And/or are the  
>> packages
>> for Debian or are there any efforts to create such?
>
> I don't think so so far, but...
>
>> Since I need pywcs for Ubuntu, I would volunteer to create such a
>> package, but I'd like to avoid doubling effort.
>
> Be aware that pywcs is also being distributed with STScI Python now,
> so you might even have it already.
>
> Of course it would be good to have Astrolib easily installable,
> rather than just sitting in the repository for developers to grab.
> In future I expect it will be part of the easy-install Python
> distribution we have started working on. Unfortunately it has taken
> rather a long time to get the documentation server set up that was
> requested last year, to help make Astrolib more accessible.
>
> STScI are more familiar with what's already there than I am and
> might have better guidance re. their intentions etc. (they are
> probably reading this).

Actually, I think that the documentation server is working, but other  
events have kept us from doing much in this area lately.

As far as defining releases, I'll need to talk to Mark Sienkiewicz  
about what that would entail. I'll try to post on that in a day or two.

Perry



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