Currently the simastrom code is sitting outside LSST which makes it not very visible and does not get built regularly making it sensitive to bitrot. Before we can really continue to gather requirements and develop the system, we need to bring it inside the fence.
This should make the package located here buildable and usable in the LSST system with a minimum of external dependencies. By usable, I mean that it should be callable as a task. This does not need to solve the problem of persistence.