[SciPy-user] [python(x,y)] Call for donations

william ratcliff william.ratcliff@gmail....
Wed Jul 16 10:25:19 CDT 2008


Google code is actually very convenient to use :>

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:47 AM, Sebastian Haase <haase@msg.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Pierre Raybaut <contact@pythonxy.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > As you may already know, Python(x,y) is a free Python / Qt / Eclipse
> > distribution for scientific computing, numerical simulations, data
> > analysis and visualization, ...
> >
> > The basic idea of Python(x,y) was to freely share with other people a
> > ready-to-use Python distribution being a viable alternative to MATLAB
> > or IDL, i.e. providing documentation, development environment and
> > interactive consoles in an integrated way with each other. Almost
> > everything was already available to make it, one had only to gather
> > all these tools, documents, libraries, and put them together in one
> > self-sufficient software (and scripting the installation process to
> > configure automatically all these softwares).
> >
> > At first, I did this for me (in my free time) because it was a good
> > way to install Python from scratch.
> > Then I quickly decided to distribute it freely - and this takes a lot
> > of time, but I was very glad that other people could benefit from my
> > work.
> > However, distributing freely Python(x,y) paradoxically takes money too
> > (which is mine by the way because this is a private initiative). Not
> > much though. But still, hosting 500Mb of data with a traffic limit of
> > 24Gb per month is not free.
> >
> > Now Python(x,y) is a victim of its own success (traffic is increasing
> > each month : 37Gb last month, which is over the limit but my web
> > hosting provider has a flexible quota policy) and the new release
> > (2.0.0) allow to distribute easily Python(x,y) individual packages
> > (even on computers with only Python 2.5 installed and for users who
> > don't want to install the distribution but only some packages) but
> > 500Mb are not enough...
> >
> > I could pay for it because it's really not much (it's clearly not a
> > question of money but more likely a question of principle), but I've
> > already paid for the current website and spend a lot of time on this,
> > so I thought that I could share my debts as well as my work :)
> >
> > So, feel free to donate on the Python(x,y) website.
> > Thanks !
> > Pierre
>
> Did you look into free hosting solutions - like google code !?
>
> - Sebastian Haase
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