[Numpy-discussion] help from OS X 10.5 users wanted

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sun Oct 10 00:34:43 CDT 2010


On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 2:59 AM, Vincent Davis <vincent@vincentdavis.net>wrote:

> Did you get any responses on this? I can install 10.5 and help out
> with some testing. I have a macbookpro that does not turn of (Hardware
> issue) but it is good for testing. I could setup remote access on this
> if of interest to you.
>

Yes I got one response at http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1322, a
negative one unfortunately. My conclusion is that binaries built on 10.6 do
not work on 10.5 even when using the correct SDK and deployment target. A
lot of software seems to have this same problem. Backward compatibility on
OS X is good, but forward compatibility is not.

Sage distributes separate binaries for each OS X version, presumably
compiled on those same versions. If we want to have a 10.5 binary we should
just do the same. However, gives the lack of responses I'm not sure how much
of a need there is for 10.5 binaries (please speak up ...).

The binary naming scheme should also change to include the version.

>
> Is there anything like the Python devs build bot for automated install
> and testing testing of numpy and scipy?
>

There's a numpy buildbot: http://buildbot.scipy.org/, but it does not
build/install binaries. I also just noticed it has not been updated for the
switch to git - perhaps an indication of how much attention we're paying to
it.

Ralf


> Vincent
>
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Ralf Gommers
> <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > There have been many reports from OS X 10.5(.8) users that the provided
> > binaries on Sourceforge for numpy versions >= 1.4.0 do not work, see
> > http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1322. If you're an OS X 10.5 user
> I
> > would like your help to test if the same issue occurs for the following
> > binary:
> >
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/Temporary/numpy-2.0.0.dev-py2.6-osx10.5-python.org.dmg/download
> > Please comment on the above ticket.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ralf
> >
> >
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