recent needs placed on distros: high performance computing, cloud/grid – bootable images with customisations. exact spec of software and env.
increased focus on: libraries – distributing software, data management – using software
medical and bioinfo packages. svn package maintenance. Open community
Extension of Deb, not a split.
All packages autobuild from source for > 10 arch
Packages auto-forwarded to Ubuntu.
> 160 packages
current work: more communication of functionality.
GSoC projects – improved cloud prep. Data processing script (?)
Have got an EC2 AMI, but not public yet.