[Numpy-discussion] help from OS X 10.5 users wanted

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Oct 12 15:48:26 CDT 2010

Ralf Gommers wrote:
> Yes I got one response at http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1322, a 
> negative one unfortunately.

For what it's worth, the posted binary seems to work fine on my OS-X 
10.5 PPC system (python2.6), so maybe the PPC part works, the Intel part 

> My conclusion is that binaries built on 10.6 
> do not work on 10.5 even when using the correct SDK and deployment 
> target.

Well, I still think if you do everything right, it works, but yes, it is 
a pain to get right, and a pain to test. Building on the oldest system 
you want to support is a lot easier.

> Sage distributes separate binaries for each OS X version, presumably 
> compiled on those same versions. If we want to have a 10.5 binary we 
> should just do the same.

I don't think so -- that's a lot to maintain, and the older versions 
work on the newer OS -- so why build the newer?

Also a lot (OK -- some, I have no idea how many) of us re-distribute, 
via py2app, and so need Universal binaries that work on all the systems 
we need to support.

10.4 or greater would be great -- basically matching the python.org builds.

> The binary naming scheme should also change to include the version.


Thanks for working in this!


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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