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Moeller Debian Bosc2009

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Moeller Debian Bosc2009

  1. 1. Debian adapts and disseminates Bioinformatics Open Source Software Steffen Möller, Andreas Tille, Charles Plessy and the Debian-Med community
  2. 2. Linux distributions Traditional roles Current distribution ● Software ● Ubuntu – Debian ● Distributor ● RedHat – Fedora ● Review ● Novell – OpenSuSE ● Community ● Mandriva ● Communicator ● CentOS ● Feedback ● ScientificLinux ● .. distrowatch.com
  3. 3. Recent demands ● High-performance computing ● Cross-platform ● Re-compilability with optimised parameters ● Cloud- / Grid-computing ● Bootable images with customisations ● Exact specification of software / runtime environments ● Compatibility with in-house packages ● Increased focus on ● Libraries : distributing software ● Data management : using software
  4. 4. Debian-Med ● A web site: debian-med.alioth.debian.org ● Medical- and bioinformatics packages – Separation of end-user- and developer-targeted packages – Formal description with Debian-Tags ● Subversion maintenance of packages, often shared ● Quality ensurance via bug reports and mailing list ● Community ● Debian developers and -users – open to everyone ● Extension of Debian, not a split – All packages auto-build from source for >10 architectures – Completely run by the community
  5. 5. Ongoing developments ● More and more packages and community members ● Communication of functionality ● Screen shots ● Translation of package descriptions ● GSoC projects ● Smoother preparation for clouds ● Data processing script „getData“ – download and index – in awareness of available software
  6. 6. Please avoid redundancies, check http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org ● Select from >160 packages for download ● Contact us to upload your package to Debian ● Packages are auto-forwarded to Ubuntu

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