[SciPy-dev] the scipy mission, include finite element solver

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Wed Apr 15 03:54:55 CDT 2009


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 1:58 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
<dagss@student.matnat.uio.no> wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Andrew Straw <strawman@astraw.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Well, fink ports the Debian package management to Mac OS X. Does
>>> something equivalent exist for Windows? The actual Debian file formats
>>> are pretty simple, so it seems like it should be do-able.
>>
>> What makes debian such a well integrated system is not so much the
>> scripts - after all, rpm .spec files, debian files, port (BSd system)
>> files are not that different. What matters is how polish the actual
>> packages are. That's already difficult to do for one platform. That
>
> +1
>
> The reason Sage installs works is because Michael Abshoff works as
> release manager. Making sure, e.g., that one software package isn't
> upgraded until the rest of the packages can handle the upgrade.
>
> Ondrej, will SPD be keyed to Sage releases? Otherwise SPD will be
> something that works at one point in time, but then requires fulltime
> supervision to keep it working, and really not much better than
> setuptools foir the reasons David mentions.
>
> The reason a system as complex as Sage actually works is not the
> technology (what, untar and run a script...) but the release schedules,
> comprehensive regression testing, Michael Abshoff etc.

Yes, my plan is to get it tied to Sage releases and work as close as
possible with Sage guys.

Ondrej


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