[Numpy-discussion] Any plans for windows 64-bit installer for 1.7?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Mon Feb 4 15:15:17 CST 2013


On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com
> >
> >> wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Ondřej Čertík <
> ondrej.certik@gmail.com>
> >> > wrote:
> >> >> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 2:57 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com
> >
> >> >> wrote:
> >> >>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 12:28 AM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >>>> On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM, Matthew Brett
> >> >>>> <matthew.brett@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >>>>> Hi,
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> I see there is no Windows 64 bit installer for the 1.7 rc1.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> related:
> >> >>>> Is there any chance to get newer mingw or mingw-w64 support
> >> >>>> "soonish"?
> >> >>>
> >> >>> The problem has no solution until we can restrict support to
> windows 7
> >> >>> and above. Otherwise, any acceptable solution would require user to
> be
> >> >>> an admin.
> >> >>
> >> >> The installer is built with this VM/scripts:
> >> >>
> >> >> https://github.com/certik/numpy-vendor
> >> >>
> >> >> currently the VM itself is 32 bit. I think that might be upgraded to
> >> >> 64bit,
> >> >> and maybe it's possible to use 64 bit Wine:
> >> >>
> >> >> http://wiki.winehq.org/Wine64
> >> >>
> >> >> but then we would need to figure out how to use Mingw with 64 bits.
> >> >>
> >> >> I would be very happy to accept patches to the above repository.
> >> >>
> >> >> Alternatively, if the actual Windows 64bit machine would have to be
> >> >> used,
> >> >> is there any way to automate the process? Would you compile it from
> >> >> command line
> >> >> (cmd.exe), just like I do in Wine? I would much prefer if we can
> figure
> >> >> out
> >> >> how to do this in Wine, so that the process can be automated and
> other
> >> >> people
> >> >> can easily reproduce it.
> >> >
> >> > I wonder whether getting ming64 to work on 64 bit Wine is too hard to
> >> > get working before the release?  I often can't get 32-bit Wine
> >> > working, and we've apparently got problems with mingw64 on native
> >> > windows.
> >> >
> >> > As a short term fix, how about an Amazon image with the Windows 64 bit
> >> > compilers on it?
> >
> >
> > -1 on providing an "official" solution which will require admin rights
> for
> > the produced installer and not work for scipy.
>
> Sorry if I am being slow, but I don't follow.
>
> Am I right in thinking that we can currently build numpy 64 bit
> installers with the Microsoft tools, and that these would be
> distributable without admin rights for windows >=XP ?
>

MSVC + Intel Fortran + MKL, yes. But those aren't free. So how can you
provide an Amazon image for those?


> Why would this solution not work for scipy?
>

It would. gfortran doesn't. Looking at your mail, I still read it as
providing an image with mingw64 + gfortran.

Ralf
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