[Numpy-discussion] Naming of OS-X binaries

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Jul 28 11:38:34 CDT 2009

Hi folks,

I just went to get the latest stable build, and found that there was 
this for Python 2.5:


However, as far as I can tell, that is really built for the python.org 
framework build of python, which works on 10.3.9 and above, not just 
10.5. I do know that it works on a 10.4 PPC machine.

In fact, if I see "10.5" in the name, I'm likely to assume that it is 
built for the Apple-supplied python2.5, which came with 10.5

It really should be re-named. Maybe something like:




If you want to be compact.

As long as someone is taking the trouble to build a binary, people might 
as well be able to know they can use it!

I know, the world of multiple builds for OS-X is still a mess. SIGH.


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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