|| ||Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd-AT-debian.org>|
|| ||New Quantian release 0.4.9.3 available|
|| ||Mon, 9 Feb 2004 22:38:57 -0600|
Announcing Quantian release 0.4.9.3
I What is it?
Quantian is a remastering of Knoppix, the self-configuring and directly
bootable cdrom that turns any pc or laptop into a full-featured Linux
workstation. Recent versions of Quantian are based on clusterKnoppix
and add support for openMosix. However, Quantian differs from
(cluster)Knoppix by adding a large set of programs of interest to applied
or theoretical workers in quantitative or data-driven fields.
See http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian.html for more details.
II What is new?
o New Debian packages (relativ to 0.4.9.2)
- The grass GIS is back in version 5.0.3 from unstable
- Lots of new Python packages:
python-tk, python-gnuplot, python-stats, python2.3-egenix-mxdatetime,
python2.3-egenix-mxtools, python2.3-mysqldb, python2.3-pyscopg,
python2.3-pythoncard, python2.3-rpy, python2.3-sqlite
- Lots of new R / CRAN packages
r-cran-abind, r-cran-effects, r-cran-its, r-cran-mapdata,
- freefew and plotmtv
- beancounter, libdbd-pg-perl, llibdbd-sqlite-perl, sqlite
o Several documentation packages had to be removed to clear space
o Quantitative packages updated throughout (from unstable)
o No new ClusterKnoppix or Knoppix changes: this release is still
based on kernel 2.4.22 from the November releases of Knoppix and
clusterKnoppix -- however, an updated version based on kernel 2.4.24
should come out shortly
See http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian/changelog.html for more details.
III Where do I get it?
Downloads are available from the two main hosts both of which also
o U of Washington:
o U of Wisconsin/Madison:
o European mirror, bittorrent site and cdrom vendors will hopefully
catch up over the next few days. See
for download info.
IV Known Bugs
I seem to have forgotten the r-cran-tseries package
V Other items
o A mailing list should be available soon, stay tuned!
o Feedback / poll on package additions or removal
As always, I welcome comments and suggestions about programs to be
added or removed. Existing Debian packages get pushed to the front of
Best regards, Dirk
The relationship between the computed price and reality is as yet unknown.
-- From the pac(8) manual page
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