[Numpy-discussion] testing binary installer for OS X

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sat Feb 27 00:33:11 CST 2010

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:

> <quote>
> So here is how I see things in the near future for release:
> - compile a simple binary installer for mac os x and windows (no need
> for doc or multiple archs) from 1.4.x
> - test this with the scipy binary out there (running the full test
> suites), ideally other well known packages as well (matplotlib,
> pytables, etc...).
> <unquote>
> So now this seems to be impossible. I'm not so sure then we're not confusing
> even more confusing with yet another incompatible binary...

Sorry, I should have been clearer in the above quoted list. There were
two issues with numpy 1.4.0, one caused by datetime, and one caused by
other changes to growing structures. The second one is ok for most
cases, but cython < 0.12.1 was too strict in checking some structure
size, meaning any extension built from cython < 0.12.1 will refuse to
import. There is  nothing we can do for this one.

So the "plan" I had in mind was:
 - release fixed numpy 1.4.1
 - release a new scipy 0.7.2 built against numpy 1.3.0, which would be
compatible with both existing 1.3.0 and the new 1.4.1

Is this clearer ?


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