[Numpy-discussion] Any plans for windows 64-bit installer for 1.7?
Tue Feb 5 12:51:44 CST 2013
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Matthew Brett <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Charles R Harris
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Robert Kern <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:38 PM, Matthew Brett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> > Hi,
>>> > On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Ralf Gommers <email@example.com>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >> MSVC + Intel Fortran + MKL, yes. But those aren't free. So how can you
>>> >> provide an Amazon image for those?
>>> > You can make an image that is not public, I guess. I suppose anyone
>>> > who uses the image would have to have their own licenses for the Intel
>>> > stuff? Does anyone have experience of this?
>>> You need to purchase one license per developer:
>> I think 64 bits on windows is best pushed off to 1.7.1 or 1.8. It would be a
>> bit much to get it implemented in the next week or two.
> The problem with not providing these binaries is that they are at the
> bottom of everyone's stack, so a delay in numpy holds everyone back.
> I can't find completely convincing stats, but it looks as though 64
> bit windows 7 is now the most common version of Windows, at least for
> Gamers  around now, and it was getting that way for everyone in
> 2010 .
> It don't think it reflects well on on us that we don't appear to
> support 64 bits out of the box; just for example, R already has a 32
> bit / 64 bit installer.
> If I understand correctly, the options for doing this right now are:
> 1) Minimal cost in time : ask Christophe nicely whether we can
> distribute his binaries via the Numpy page
> 2) Small cost in time / money : pay for licenses for Ondrej or me or
> someone to install the dependencies on my Berkeley machine / an Amazon
In order not to leave this discussion without a resolution:
Christophe - would you allow us to distribute your numpy binaries for
1.7 from the numpy sourceforge page?
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