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Choosing GNOME and not something else

I personally like GNOME and more so with GNOME 3. I have created a poll for you to vote for KDE or GNOME. Please go ahead and vote here

Packages currently Shipped

I should point out here that my idea is to have a generic toolset made available. The number of tools currently available in different domains- Physics, Chemistry, Biology is just too many. Including them all in one big spin may not make a lot of users happy, simply because if I am a engineering researcher, the Biology tools are just useless to me.

I haven't actively looked into applications which may not be available in the repository and is important to a spin such as this. Needless to say, I am going to take upon the responsibility of packaging such software, when I come across one, or its pointed to me.

If you come across a package which you want shipped, please add them here.


Science wallpapers? (For example, see here)

Possible Future additions (Please add!)

Texlive 2009 or later (AMIT : IIRC, Texmaker pulls them in)

Kile (AMIT: Kile pulls in KDE libs)

Lyx (some people like it) (AMIT: Will be added)

dia (AMIT: Already in)

GGobi (AMIT: Will be added)

coqIDE etc (AMIT:IMO a little "niched" for Math folks?)

G3Data (AMIT: Will be added)

xfig (AMIT: Already in)

cantor (AMIT: It's part of KDE compilation)

scilab (AMIT: See [1])

rkward (AMIT: Will be added)

yacas (AMIT: Not yet packaged?)

euler (AMIT: Not yet packaged?)

ksnapshot (AMIT: Pull in KDE libs)

gimp (AMIT: Will be added)

vpython (Proposed by AMIT)

referencer - a Bibliography manager (Proposed by AMIT)

mendeley-desktop - Manuscript library organisation. (Proposed by Cameron McPherson in a private discussion)

wine (Proposed by Cameron McPherson in a private discussion)

shutter - Screenshot grabbing tool (Proposed by Cameron McPherson in a private discussion)

pdf-shuffler - PDF manager (Proposed by Cameron McPherson in a private discussion)

backintime - Backup utility (Proposed by Cameron McPherson in a private discussion)