[Numpy-discussion] Any plans for windows 64-bit installer for 1.7?
Thu Feb 7 00:21:47 CST 2013
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
> On 02/07/2013 12:16 AM, Matthew Brett wrote:
>> Can you clarify the people you think will get stuck? I think I'm
>> right in saying that anyone with a C extension should be able to build
>> them against numpy, by installing the free (as-in-beer) MS tools? So
>> do you just mean people needing a Fortran compiler? That's a small
>> constituency, I think.
> Off the top of my head there's SciPy and pymc...
> Anyway, I'm butting in because I wish this discussion could separate
> between the user perspective and the developer perspective.
> 1) From a user's perspective, I don't understand this either. If you are
> already using a closed source, not-free-as-in-beer operating system, why
> would you not use (or buy!) a closed source, not-free-as-in-beer Fortran
Indeed. Though I really have no clue on the Windows use cases. Maybe
most Windows users don't want to compile anything, just
use numpy and scipy from Python?
> 2) BUT, the argument I've seen that I can at least understand is that
> the release manager should be able to do a release using only open
> source tools (even using Wine instead of Windows) and not rely on a
> limited number of licenses. And that the release manager must be able to
> perform all the official builds directly.
As the release manager, I really only have two requirements:
* I want to ssh in there from my Ubuntu
* I want to automate the whole process
For Mac, linux and Wine I can do that. So I have just spend few hours
browsing the net and it looks like that the combination of Windows
and some SSH server, there are quite a few, one commercial but free
for one user one connection (perfect for me!):
So if I understand the pages correctly, I can login there from linux,
and then I use the PowerShell commands to script anything. It looks
like I can even use my Fabric fabfiles with powershell:
I can also use git with PowerShell:
So the final problem is how to execute MSVC and Fortran from Power
Shell on Windows. These links might help for MSVC:
Finally, for Intel Fortran + powershell:
So I think it is all possible. If somebody can provide a machine with
Windows, MSVC, PowerShell2.0, SSH server and some Fortran compiler, it
should be possible for me to automate everything from Ubuntu using my
Fabric files (https://github.com/certik/numpy-vendor).
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