[AstroPy] [astropy-dev] ANN: Astropy v0.1

James Turner jturner@gemini....
Tue Jul 10 12:22:16 CDT 2012


I'm just wondering about the motivation for bundling zlib. I
looked into that issue fairly recently (not exhaustively but
probably enough) and concluded that basically all Linux and
Apple desktop installs come with zlib. In particular I believe
the LSB requires it (though of course only certain distributions
follow that). Is ABI stability a big concern even for something
like zlib? Probably Erik, Ole et al. have a much better
perspective on this than I have, but I thought it worth asking
the question just to make sure there's a good answer ;-). Maybe
it's just one less dependency to worry about whether it might
break or not.

Cheers,

James.


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