[Numpy-discussion] OS X binaries for releases

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Wed Aug 21 01:35:17 CDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:17 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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 ?

Yes, I'll be there from tomorrow till Sunday.

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