[Numpy-discussion] Core math library in numpy

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Feb 26 02:41:38 CST 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 1:23 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sounds good, I don't think the complex functions are a pressing concern.
> But
> > I suspect we should start looking forward to a code freeze in a month or
> so
> > and getting the build working is a clear priority.
> The build is working more or less. Building with VS 2008 works (by
> works I mean build and run the testsuite with a couple of failures),
> but building mingw-w64 still does not (it builds, but the test suite
> crashes at several points - up to now, it was mostly bugs in the
> mingw-w64 tools, but I think some errors are ours now). Building with
> mingw-w64 is necessary IMO, because I don't see an easy way to build
> scipy wo a free fortran compiler, and gfortran is the only one I know
> on windows 64 (VS 2008 + gfortran breaks horribly on 64 bits ATM).
> Restricting numpy wo BLAS/LAPACK for windows 64 bits may be another
> option: in that case, the infrastructure can be considered ready. In
> any case, the windows 64 bits build would be very experimental.
> Building the 32 bits version with python 2.6 should work well, too - I
> am confident we can release binaries for 2.6 on windows and mac os X
> for 1.3, even if it is released in a short time.
> > Maybe we should start the
> > release process? I have a short list of things I think I should finish up
> > and now might be a good time to put together a list of things to do.
> Yes, I was thinking about that too. There was a 1.3 thread a couple of
> weeks ago, we should summarize it, and set a timeline for 1.3 really
> soon. I can do it, unless you want do it it,

Why don't you make a start. I can help go through the tickets this weekend
to pick out the ones that need to get fixed up. Umm... come to think of it,
I'll be out of town for a few days starting Sunday, but I'll do my best.

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