[Numpy-discussion] can't build numpy 1.2.0 under python 2.6 (windows-amd64) using VS9

Peter numpy-discussion@maubp.freeserve.co...
Wed Oct 8 08:52:50 CDT 2008


On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Ravi <lists_ravi@lavabit.com> wrote:
> The majority of my colleagues work on Windows and are very resistant to
> toolset changes. Hence, from my perspective, whenever a new project starts, it
> is very important to start with the latest version of any software packages
> used. Usually, over the typical 3-4 year lifetime of a project, the tools are
> never updated unless there is an absolutely critical bug fix. We are still on
> python 2.2 for a couple of currently active projects (neither of which uses
> numpy). For the next project, I was hoping to use Python 2.6 + numpy 1.2 as
> the base versions, but that seems unworkable now.

How about python 2.5 and numpy 1.2 instead?  Python 2.6 makes some
important changes to python 2.5 (in preparation for Python 3.0), so
you may find several other packages will take a couple of months to
work 100% with python 2.6 - so check this out if you do plan to use
more than just numpy.  There are sometimes drawbacks to using brand
new releases ;)

Peter


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