[Numpy-discussion] Any plans for windows 64-bit installer for 1.7?

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker@noaa....
Tue Feb 5 18:55:28 CST 2013

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 4) Numpy-MKL requires the Intel runtime DLLs (MKL is linked statically
>> btw). I ship those with the installers and append the directory
>> containing the DLLs to os.environ['PATH'] in numpy/__init__.py. This is
>> a big no-no according to numpy developers. I don't agree. Anyway, those
>> changes are not in the numpy source repositories.

I think you pointed out that another option is to load the dlls with
ctypes -- is it much work to make that change?

>> 5) My numpy-MKL installers are Python distutils bdist_wininst
>> installers. That means if Python was installed for all users, installing
>> numpy-MKL on Windows >6.0 will prompt for UAC elevation. Another no-no?

not sure about the UAC elevation -- but:

1) most folks use bdist_wininst for Windows binaries -- including the
current numpy builds, and python.org python -- yes?

2) UAC aside, It would be great to have binaries that could be used
with virtualenv -- binary eggs?



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