I just wanted to say thanks for all the effort you are putting into this, much appreciated.
It sure would be extremely convenient to be able to install SNAP using conda.
I am not sure how I can contribute though as I am more on the application side and not so familiar with Java and software packaging. However I am already using the yum repo in cooperation with your colleagues. Feel free to drop me a message if I can do something for testing the installation.
I wonder if the snap/conda instance can be updated by module updates or extended with additional plugins. Can this easily be done?
And does this instance intefere with a normal SNAP installation? Because to normal SNAP installations do. You said it already in your post. The $HOME/.snap is not good.
I’ve checked internally the setup and there are two repos actually: snap and jpy
They’re private due to their integration in our CI/CD process.
If we expose them, we would have to maintain two instances and this something we want to avoid.
Actually the perfect scenario would for ESA and BC to agree on a strategy to take over the conda packaging of SNAP as a community contribution to SNAP.
I hope @marpet, @mengdahl, @clopes can start discussing this.