[Numpy-discussion] OS X binaries for releases

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Tue Aug 20 17:31:11 CDT 2013


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 11:20 PM, KACVINSKY Tom <Tom.KACVINSKY@3ds.com>wrote:

>  You can use the 10.6 SDK on 10.8.  At least we do.
>

With which compiler ?

David

>
>  Tom
>
> On Aug 20, 2013, at 18:17, "David Cournapeau" <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
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> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>  Hi all,
>>
>>  Building binaries for releases is currently quite complex and
>> time-consuming. For OS X we need two different machines, because we still
>> provide binaries for OS X 10.5 and PPC machines. I propose to not do this
>> anymore. It doesn't mean we completely drop support for 10.5 and PPC, just
>> that we don't produce binaries. PPC was phased out in 2006 and OS X 10.6
>> came out in 2009, so there can't be a lot of demand for it (and the
>> download stats at
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.7.1/ confirm this).
>>
>>  Furthermore I propose to not provide 2.6 binaries anymore. Downloads of
>> 2.6 OS X binaries were <5% of the 2.7 ones. We did the same with 2.4 for a
>> long time - support it but no binaries.
>>
>>  So what we'd have left at the moment is only the 64-bit/32-bit
>> universal binary for 10.6 and up. What we finally need to add is 3.x OS X
>> binaries. We can make an attempt to build these on 10.8 - since we have
>> access to a hosted 10.8 Mac Mini it would allow all devs to easily do a
>> release (leaving aside the Windows issue). If anyone has tried the 10.6 SDK
>> on 10.8 and knows if it actually works, that would be helpful.
>>
>
>  I am not sure one can use 10.6 SDK on 10.8 ? I am actually looking into
> those issues for our mac support at Enthought
>
>  Are you here for euroscipy ?
>
>  David
>
>>
>>  Any concerns, objections?
>>
>>  Cheers,
>> Ralf
>>
>>  P.S. the same proposal applies of course also to scipy
>>
>>
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