I recently noticed this question:
What is the format for "local catalog" files used by JSkyCat?
Apparently it was migrated from Astronomy SE, and was on topic there according to the comments. But on the other hand, Physics has had a long-standing policy of not allowing software questions like this one. (see also this) But as dmckee pointed out, there are some software questions about tools very specific to physics which would not get any useful reception on another site.
Should we adjust our policy to keep this question (and others like it) about specialized software questions, or just close it in accordance with the existing policy? Or should we start allowing software-based questions more generally, as long as they are related to physics?
UPDATE: Here is an example of the kind of question I would like us to decide about:
Update to the update: actually it's not such a great example, because this is really a software recommendation question, and recommendation questions of all sorts are generally off topic (except for a particular set of book recommendations). But it's still worth discussing.