[Numpy-discussion] OS-X binary name...

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sun May 10 01:55:30 CDT 2009


On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> The binary for OS-X on sourceforge is called:
>
> numpy-1.3.0-py2.5-macosx10.5.dmg
>
> However, as far as I can tell, it works just fine on OS-X 10.4, and
> maybe even 10.3.9.

I have to confess I don't understand mac os x backward compatibility
story. Are you sure they are compatible ? Or is it just a happy
accident ?

>
> Perhaps a re-naming is in order? But to what?
>
> I'd say:
>
> numpy-1.3.0-py2.5-macosx10.4.dmg
>
> but would folks think that it's only for 10.4?
>
> maybe:
>
> numpy-1.3.0-py2.5-macosx-python.org.dmg
>
> to indicate that it's for the python.org build of python2.5, though I'v
> never seen anyone use that convention.

At that point, we could just drop macosx altogether I think. I changed
the name convention for scipy build scripts.

cheers,

David


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