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SL6 RAT packages

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211
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Description: This project should port the current F13 rat package lists to SL6 whilst trying to identify old and unused packages and updating versions where appropriate.

Deliverables: a full set of software for supporting teaching and research within informatics.

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Customer: The school

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Time: A significant amount of effort was expended in gathering requirements, porting, and getting feedback. Hopefully this will be lessened if/when a more formal requirements-gathering framework is in place.

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Plan: A significant amount of consultation with Course Organisers and Teaching Assistants will be required to determine what software is required and what is redundant. Consultation will be organised in two phases, for Semester 1 and Semester 2. Each phase will involve establishing current and required versions, checking for local (or other) SRPM, and using pkgforge to build each package.

Once built, packages will be added to packages list (lcfg/core/packages/dice/dice_sl6_rat.rpms) and tested - first on testsl6.inf (locatelli), and then rolled out to lab and desktop machines.

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Risks: We now have a more accurate list of teaching software requirements (having weeded-out the dead wood), and the equivalent process next year should be quicker. However, if the Software Requirements framework isn't implemented, we will continue to have late requests which cause additional work.

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