[SciPy-User] Pylab - standard packages

Tom Dimiduk tdimiduk@physics.harvard....
Tue Sep 25 16:11:42 CDT 2012


On 09/25/2012 05:27 AM, Andreas Hilboll wrote:
>> Something that could raise awareness and expedite the adoption of the
>> Pylab standard under Linux would be the availability of repositories
>> for some of the most common distributions (e.g. Ubuntu, Fedora,
>> RHEL-a-likes).  As a number of distributions take a while to catch up
>> with the latest releases of ipython etc making Ubuntu PPA and
>> repos.fedorapeople.org repositories available could provide people
>> with a familar, quick and easy means to install Pylab.  Not sure
>> whether we would want distribution package managers automatically
>> upgrading packages though when new Pylab standards/packages are
>> released.  Any thoughts?
>>
>> On a related note it might be a good opportunity to bring the
>> fairly-official-looking Scipy PPA [1] up to date.
>>
>> [1] https://launchpad.net/~scipy/+archive/ppa
> +1
>
> Just some days ago I registered the pylab team on launchpad, with a
> 'pylab-stable' PPA:
>
>     https://launchpad.net/~pylab/+archive/stable
>
> However, no packages yet. Anyone wanting to participate send me a note,
> and I'll take you on the team.
>
> Cheers, Andreas.
>
Big +1 on this.  I am currently stuck supporting ancient versions of 
numpy because people in my lab (probably rightfully) are not eager to 
move off their LTS ubuntu's.  An officially blessed pylab PPA that they 
would be willing to trust would be a awesome.

Tom


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