[AstroPy] ANN: vo.table 0.6 released

Russell Owen rowen@uw....
Wed Jul 21 17:06:12 CDT 2010


I like PyPI for serving source code.

I am not personally very impressed with binary eggs -- in my limited  
experience it's easy to install in an incompatible system or have  
easy_install get confused and download stuff you've already got. In  
fact I use pip instead of easy_install partly for this reason (also to  
avoid easy_install's mega-pth file).

For Mac OS X I prefer to ordinary installers using bdist_mpkg. If you  
go that route you could serve the source code from PyPI and have a  
link to a separate site for downloading binary installers.

-- Russell

On Jul 21, 2010, at 2:44 PM, Michael Droettboom wrote:

> I have no experience submitting to PyPI (I generally get annoyed at
> packages that go out to PyPI because there's a better than even chance
> it loads the wrong version of something).  Since vo.table includes
> compiled code, does that mean I have to provide packages for all  
> platforms?
>
> Mike
>
> On 07/21/2010 01:53 PM, Erik Tollerud wrote:
>> Do you have plans to submit vo.table as a package to pypi? It would  
>> be
>> useful to be able to specify it as a requirement for packages that
>> might want to access VOTables, but currently the python install tools
>> need a package to have a pypi entry to resolve the dependencies (at
>> least, automatically)...
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Michael  
>> Droettboom<mdroe@stsci.edu>  wrote:
>>
>>> I have made a new release of vo.table, a library for parsing,  
>>> validating
>>> and generating VOTable XML format files.
>>>
>>> This release adds the following features since 0.5:
>>>
>>> Changes since 0.5
>>> =================
>>>
>>> - Initial support for conesearch, simple image access and simple
>>>   spectrum access protocols.  This support should be considered
>>>   experimental and subject to drastic changes in the future.
>>>
>>> - Support for VOTable 1.2
>>>
>>> - Improved compatibility with VOTable 1.0
>>>
>>> - Support for Python 3.x
>>>
>>> - All vo-specific warnings and exceptions have a number.  These
>>>   warnings and exceptions are defined in the documentation.
>>>
>>> - Warnings and error messages are more detailed.
>>>
>>> - Only warnings indicating a violation of the specification are  
>>> given
>>>   type VOTableSpecWarning.
>>>
>>> - Improved compatibility with Python 2.6
>>>
>>> - C extension for writing XML, resulting in 2x speedup
>>>
>>> - Generally faster
>>>
>>> - More workarounds for invalid VOTABLE files in the wild
>>>
>>> BUGS:
>>>
>>> - Loading binary tables without an explicit 'nrows' is now fixed.
>>>
>>> - pyfits is not required -- will only be used when necessary.
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> --
>>> Michael Droettboom
>>> Science Software Branch
>>> Space Telescope Science Institute
>>> Baltimore, Maryland, USA\



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