Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD": NeuroFedora update: week 45

In week 45:

All new packages must go through Fedora‘s QA (testing) process before being
made available to end users in the repositories. You can help test these
packages following the instructions here.

A lot of the software we worked on this week was related to neuro-imaging, and
fortunately, a lot of it was Python based which is usually quite simple to
build. The coming week, though, I intend to work on NEURON. Unfortunately,
NEURON isn’t the easiest to build:

  • It depends on iv, which bundles a really old version of libtiff. I’ve filed
    a ticket here about
    this, but have not had the time to port the code to the newest version of
    libtiff.
  • NEURON bundles Random123, which was relatively easy to remove. However,
    NEURON also bundles a really old version of the SUNDIALS libraries, and
    updating the code to use the latest versions is not straightforward. I have
    filed an issue about it here now. This is based on
    my initial investigations into building NEURON. So there’s a chance that
    more work will need to be done once these issues are solved.

There is a lot of software available in NeuroFedora already. You can see the
complete list here on Fedora SCM. Software that is currently
being worked on is listed on our Pagure project instance. If you use software that
is not on our list, please suggest it to us using the suggestion form.

Feedback is always welcome. You can get in touch with us here.

The Fedora community: enabling Open Science

While the NeuroFedora SIG is actively working on these packages, it would not
be possible without our friends in the Fedora community that have helped with
the various stages of the package maintenance pipeline.

We’re grateful to the various upstreams that we’re bothering with issues, and
everyone in the Fedora community (including people I may have missed) for
enabling us to further Open Science via Fedora.


Source From: fedoraplanet.org.
Original article title: Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”: NeuroFedora update: week 45.
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