[AstroPy] Proliferating py-astro-libs

Johann Cohen-Tanugi johann.cohentanugi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 03:20:08 EDT 2011


On 06/14/2011 01:26 AM, Thomas Robitaille wrote:
> I'd like to suggest that we start figuring out who is interested in contributing to a common astronomy package, and what you are most interested in. To get things moving, I created a simple wiki page here:
> http://astropy.wikispaces.com/developers
thanks for doing this, I just updated it.
> Please add your name to register interest, and what areas you are interested in (feel free to add areas). This will make it easier to judge interest for face-to-face meetings and for coordinating working groups to focus on various areas. I picked the wiki host at random, but of course we can move anytime if you have a better solution (for example if we use GitHub for development, we can use the project wiki on there).
I do believe we should agree on such a platform fairly quickly, and I 
also feel that all indicators from other communities that we tend to 
also belong to (numpy, scipy, ipython, matplotlib?) are pointing toward 
github as being a de facto natural choice.
> Note, should we create a new mailing list, say astropy-dev for people interested in actual development, as opposed to people who just want to use stuff and have questions?
I think it is too early for that. We still want to reach potentially 

> Cheers,
> Tom
> On Monday, June 13, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Eric G. Barron wrote:
>> I don't think it would be much harder to have remote participation. Plenty of software projects have online-only or joint face-to-face and online developer meetings and sprints using tools like IRC, wikis, ticket trackers... It would certainly help people like me, who would like to participate but who have no funding to physically travel to a meeting.
>> Eric
>> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 15:14, Thomas Robitaille<thomas.robitaille at gmail.com (mailto:thomas.robitaille at gmail.com)>  wrote:
>>> Just to put the suggestion out there, Tom A. and I would be happy to try and host the meeting at CfA if there was interest for this, preferably in the fall. We have webcast capabilities for the talks (I like the idea of 'lightning' talks), though it would be harder to have remote participation for the hands-on part.
>>>   Of course, we're also open to other locations, so if anyone else interested in hosting this, please feel free to suggest!
>>>   Cheers,
>>>   Tom
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