Debian Astro Project
Summary
A Debian Pure Blend is a Debian internal project which assembles a set of packages that might help users to solve certain tasks of their work. This page should be helpful to track down the bugs of packages that are interesting for the debian-astro project to enable developers a quick overview about possible problems.
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Bugs page

This is a list of metapackages. The links are leading to the respective bugs page.

Ascl - Packages in the Astrophysics Source Code Library (763*)
Here we list all Debian packages that are mentioned in the [Astrophysics Source Code Library](https://ascl.net) (ASCL). . The Astrophysics Source Code Library is a free online registry for source codes of interest to astronomers and astrophysicists and lists codes that have been used in research that has appeared in, or been submitted to, peer-reviewed publications. The ASCL is indexed by the [SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System](http://ads.harvard.edu/) (ADS) and is citable by using the unique ascl ID assigned to each code.
Astroconda - AstroConda packages (171*)
Here we list the status of the packages that belong to the [AstroConda](http://astroconda.readthedocs.io) distribution. AstroConda is a free software repository maintained by the [Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)](http://www.stsci.edu/) in Baltimore, Maryland. AstroConda provides tools and utilities commonly used by the astronomical community.
Catalogs - Astronomy catalogs (5*)
This metapackage will install a selection astronomical catalogs. Please note that due to their size, most catalogs are not included in Debian. Check the CDS web service for additional catalogs if needed.
Data reduction - Data reduction pipelines for astronomy (69*)
The term data reduction in astronomy means the data processing from the raw exposures up to scientific usable data. This includes the basic CCD processing, the astrometric and photometric calibrations, the reprocessing, error estimation and other steps. . This metapackage will install astronomy data reduction pipelines that can be used universally, but also those for specific telescopes.
Development - C/C++ development packages for astronomy (397*)
This metapackage will install Debian Astro packages which might be helpful for the development of (mainly C/C++) astronomical applications. Note that Java, Python and Tcl/Tk packages are not included here; they can be installed by selecting the according tasks.
Education - Educational astronomy applications (126*)
This metapackage depends on various applications that can be used to teach astronomy.
Fedora - Fedora Astronomy Spin (7587*)
Here we list the packages that belong to the [Fedora Astronomy Spin](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Astronomy_Spin). The goal is to create a Live media Fedora spin containing a set of tools for astronomers and astrophysicists. This includes observatory control as well as scientific data analysis and astrophotography.
Frameworks - Astronomical data analysis frameworks (132*)
This metapackage will install large astronomical data analysis frameworks, which usually provide their own script language. Please notice that the Gnu Data Language has its own metapackage astro-gdl, IRAF is in astro-iraf, and the Astropy framework is in the astro-python3 metapackage.
Gdl - IDL/GDL packages for astronomy (9*)
GDL (GNU Data Language) is a free replacement for the commercial software IDL (Interactive Data Language). It has full syntax compatibility with IDL 7.1 and is usable for astronomical data analysis. This metapackage will install astronomy related packages usable with GDL; especially the IDL Astronomy Users Library.
Iraf - IRAF packages (0*)
IRAF (Image Reduction an Analysis Facility) is a general purpose software system for the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. This metapackage will install IRAF and its associated packages.
Java - Java packages for astronomy (9*)
This metapackage will install packages that are useful to develop Java applications for astronomy. Apart from FITS file handling, this is mainly used for VO applications.
Publication - Packages for the publication and presentation of astronomical data (1614*)
This metapackage will install software for the preparation of astronomical data to publish them in journals or on the web.
Pulsar analysis - Pulsar analysis packages (0*)
These are taken from the "kernsuite" repository.
Python - Python 2 packages for astronomy (729*)
This metapackage will install Python 2 packages for astronomy. The packages can be used for interactive analysis, or to create specific programs. . Note that Python 2 is legacy only, Python 3 is the present and future of the language. The support for Python 2 will end in 2020. Please use Python 2 only if you don't have a choice.
Python3 - Python 3 packages for astronomy (834*)
This metapackage will install Python 3 packages for astronomy. The packages can be used for interactive analysis, or to create specific programs.
Radio astronomy - Radio Astronomy Software (63*)
This metapackage will install Debian Astro packages for radio astronomy. It should contain most of the required tools that a radio astronomer require for setting up a data reduction pipeline.
Scisoft - Scisoft packages (1170*)
Here we list the status of the packages that belong to the [SciSoft](http://www.eso.org/sci/software/scisoft) distribution. Scisoft is a project within [ESO](http://www.eso.org) to provide a collection of astronomical software utilities in a uniform way at all ESO sites and to make them available to the outside world. The package list was retrieved in April, 2018.
Simulation - Simulation packages for astronomy (132*)
This metapackage will install packages for celestial, astronomical and cosmological simulations.
Spaceship navigation - Spacecraft mission analysis, design and simulation (0*)
This metapackage will install packages for simulation, design, and tracking of satellites and other spacecraft.
Tcl/tk - Tcl/Tk packages for astronomy (84*)
This metapackage will install packages that are useful to develop Tcl/Tk applications for astronomy.
Telescope control - Telescope control and data processing (72*)
This metapackage will install Debian Astro packages to control (mainly amateur) telescopes and do their data reduction.
Tools - Astronomy tools and utilities (154*)
This metapackage will install small tools provided by Debian Astronomy packages. These tools handle smaller tasks, mainly dealing with FITS files.
Viewers - Interactive astronomical data viewers (327*)
This metapackage will install software for the interactive visual inspection of astronomical data. Note that Python packages can be used for interactive inspection as well within the ipython environment.
Virtual observatory - Tools and viewers for the Virtual Observatory (12*)
This metapackage will install commonly used interfaces for interacting with datasets and archive data within the online distributed Virtual Observatory. . The Virtual Observatory allows astronomers to interrogate multiple data centers in a seamless and transparent way, provides new powerful analysis and visualization tools within that system, and gives data centers a standard framework for publishing and delivering services using their data. This is made possible by standardization of data and metadata, by standardization of data exchange methods, and by the use of a registry, which lists available services and what can be done with them. . When running, many of these tools can communicate with each other using the Simple Application Messaging Protocol (SAMP)
*To estimate the overall status of the packages in the dependencies of a metapackage a weighted severity is calculated. Done bugs are ignored and bugs in dependent and recommended packages are weighted by factor three compared to suggested packages. Release critical bugs have a much larger weight than important, while the contribution of normal bugs is even smaller and minor bugs have a very small weight. Wishlist bugs are ignored in this calculation. The resulting sum is compared to some boundaries to find a verbal form. The actual numbers need some adjustment to make real sense - this evaluation method is in testing phase.
The severities of bugs are weighted as follows:
critical10
grave10
serious10
important5
normal3
minor1
wishlist0