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Re: [Fwd: Re: vPython]

On 07/05/2009 08:47 AM, Brad wrote:
> I have rpms for older versions of vpython and a tutorial on how to make
> rpms. Here is some information that might be
> useful(http://rpmbuildtut.wordpress.com/). Let me know if you need any
> help.

This thread is years old. It probably shouldn't be bumped. If you want to revive this topic you should send a new email to fedora-devel with a better subject and some body text that makes a better starting point to a discussion.

Are you mailing devel-list because you are interested again in packaging vpython?


> ´╗┐Brad Longo
> North Carolina State University
> Aerospace Engineering/Applied Mathematics
> Raleigh, NC USA
> 862.266.7066
> brad longo gmail com
> Casey Dahlin wrote
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: vPython
>> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:54:50 -0400 (EDT)
>> From: Greg Dekoenigsberg <gdk redhat com>
>> To: Casey Dahlin <cdahlin redhat com>
>> References: <46979159 2050605 redhat com>
>> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Casey Dahlin wrote:
>>> At NCSU, nearly every student in every department codes a small
>>> subset of python once during their studies. This is due to the
>>> physics department's use of a library called vPython. vPython is
>>> simply a 3d library. Its capabilities are very limited but it is
>>> extremely simple to use. Basically any student who takes a physics
>>> lab at state (usually a general education requirement) learns to
>>> model physics problems in vPython (admittedly without ever seeing so
>>> much as a conditional or loop).
>>> I bring this up because vPython is very very difficult to install on
>>> Fedora. there is no RPM, and many of the dependencies for building
>>> the source are very difficult to resolve due to conflicts etc.
>>> However I do have a friend who has found a procedure to do it. What
>>> would be the process for getting vPython included as a package in
>>> Fedora? It'd be one step closer to getting the Physics people off of
>>> win2k.
>> It is not a simple process. It should probably be simpler. But it's
>> not rocket science, either. It's documented here:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Join
>> If you'd like to do this, I'd really appreciate a newbie's detailed
>> impressions of the process of joining the world of Fedora packagers. :)
>> --g

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