[Numpy-discussion] OS X binaries for releases

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Tue Aug 20 17:17:19 CDT 2013

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Building binaries for releases is currently quite complex and
> time-consuming. For OS X we need two different machines, because we still
> provide binaries for OS X 10.5 and PPC machines. I propose to not do this
> anymore. It doesn't mean we completely drop support for 10.5 and PPC, just
> that we don't produce binaries. PPC was phased out in 2006 and OS X 10.6
> came out in 2009, so there can't be a lot of demand for it (and the
> download stats at http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.7.1/confirm this).
> Furthermore I propose to not provide 2.6 binaries anymore. Downloads of
> 2.6 OS X binaries were <5% of the 2.7 ones. We did the same with 2.4 for a
> long time - support it but no binaries.
> So what we'd have left at the moment is only the 64-bit/32-bit universal
> binary for 10.6 and up. What we finally need to add is 3.x OS X binaries.
> We can make an attempt to build these on 10.8 - since we have access to a
> hosted 10.8 Mac Mini it would allow all devs to easily do a release
> (leaving aside the Windows issue). If anyone has tried the 10.6 SDK on 10.8
> and knows if it actually works, that would be helpful.

I am not sure one can use 10.6 SDK on 10.8 ? I am actually looking into
those issues for our mac support at Enthought

Are you here for euroscipy ?


> Any concerns, objections?
> Cheers,
> Ralf
> P.S. the same proposal applies of course also to scipy
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