[SciPy-user] GCC 3.3 requirement
hetland at tamu.edu
Fri Mar 10 18:35:18 CST 2006
On Mar 10, 2006, at 2:15 PM, mfmorss at aep.com wrote:
> I don't really see any problem with not being able or willing to
> use more
> recent versions of gcc, since for the time being, the older version
> is more
Well, the new Intel Macs don't have the older version. I suspect at
some point some of the linuxes will do as well. That's my only point.
> Gcc-3.4.5 (including g77) isn't going to go away, and if you don't
> have it, it's not a huge problem to build it.
Well, it is also not all that simple either. You need to bootstrap a
compiler build -- if you only have the newest, you are coming from
the wrong direction. I imagine that there will be binary packages
for the Intel Mac in short order, but that still requires installing
even *more* stuff to get scipy working right.
My main point is simply: If you restrict your audience to people who
can install compilers, it will be pretty small..
If I don't reply, it's because I'm on vacation for a week...
Rob Hetland, Assistant Professor
Dept of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
p: 979-458-0096, f: 979-845-6331
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