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Comp Neuro Lab


This Change will add a new Fedora Lab image to the Fedora repertoire for users working in Computational Neuroscience.


Current status

Detailed Description

The NeuroFedora SIG is working on leveraging the excellent resources provided by the Fedora community to enable and improve the use of FOSS in (neuro) science. This Lab image is aimed at computational neuroscientists---many of which use complex tools but hail from non-computing backgrounds. By providing this software to them in a pre-packaged, ready to install Lab image, we hope to enable their work.

NeuroFedora has been presented to the research community at various gatherings and has received positive feedback:

The kickstart files are here:

Benefit to Fedora

This change provides computational neuroscientists with a ready-to-use Fedora based image to use in their work. By doing so, it aims to encourage more users to use FOSS, specifically Fedora, in their scientific work.


  • Proposal owners: A limited change---it introduces a new kickstart file for the generation of the Lab Image. It does not affect any other components of the Fedora community/life cycle. Additionally, we will have to communicate with the Websites team to create a new page for this change on
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: Not currently sure.
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

  • Download the new installer Live image.
  • Install it.
  • Use it, file bugs if some software does not work as expected.

User Experience

Users will see a new Live Lab image on


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? N/A

The contingency would be to simply to push the image generation to the next release.


The NeuroFedora SIG maintains user-documentation at We disseminate news and information about our work on the various mailing lists, and on the NeuroFedora blog at: More information on our communication channels is here:

Release Notes

A mention of the new Lab image would be very useful.