[Numpy-discussion] Compiling for free on Windows32

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Apr 16 23:07:35 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:25 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> We need to be able to run both projects concurrently on the same grid.
> >> Setuptools + eggs allows this to happen. If we used .exe installers then
> >> we could only have one single version of any given dependancy at any
> >> time and so we would not be able to run the two projects in paralell.
> >
> > I think you are misunderstanding my suggestion - it would be strictly
> > equivalent to installing an egg, because easy_install can build an egg
> > from the .exe automatically. Numpy is installed as an egg from the
> > .exe if you use easy_install. In particular you can use parallel
> > multi-versions.
> For the record, Fadhley could use this method and reported privately
> that it worked as expected once he extracted the bdist_wininst .exe
> from the superpack,

I'm curious if trunk compiled for him with VC++2003?

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