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

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Thu Feb 7 03:44:24 CST 2013


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM, Ondřej Čertík <ondrej.certik@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:41 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Ondřej Čertík <ondrej.certik@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
>>> <d.s.seljebotn@astro.uio.no> wrote:
>>>> On 02/07/2013 12:16 AM, Matthew Brett wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>>> Can you clarify the people you think will get stuck?  I think I'm
>>>>> right in saying that anyone with a C extension should be able to build
>>>>> them against numpy, by installing the free (as-in-beer) MS tools?  So
>>>>> do you just mean people needing a Fortran compiler?  That's a small
>>>>> constituency, I think.
>>>> Off the top of my head there's SciPy and pymc...
>>>> Anyway, I'm butting in because I wish this discussion could separate
>>>> between the user perspective and the developer perspective.
>>>> FWIW,
>>>> 1) From a user's perspective, I don't understand this either. If you are
>>>> already using a closed source, not-free-as-in-beer operating system, why
>>>> would you not use (or buy!) a closed source, not-free-as-in-beer Fortran
>>>> compiler?
>>> Indeed. Though I really have no clue on the Windows use cases. Maybe
>>> most Windows users don't want to compile anything, just
>>> use numpy and scipy from Python?
>> Well - yes - as a packager I really want to be able to provide a
>> binary so my binary consumers don't have to have a C compiler
>> installed.   I imagine it's the same for all of us packagers out
>> there.
>>>> 2) BUT, the argument I've seen that I can at least understand is that
>>>> the release manager should be able to do a release using only open
>>>> source tools (even using Wine instead of Windows) and not rely on a
>>>> limited number of licenses. And that the release manager must be able to
>>>> perform all the official builds directly.
>>> As the release manager, I really only have two requirements:
>>> * I want to ssh in there from my Ubuntu
>>> * I want to automate the whole process
>>> For Mac, linux and Wine I can do that. So I have just spend few hours
>>> browsing the net and it looks like that the combination of Windows
>>> PowerShell 2.0:
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_PowerShell
>>> and some SSH server, there are quite a few, one commercial but free
>>> for one user one connection (perfect for me!):
>>> http://www.powershellinside.com/powershell/ssh/
>>> So if I understand the pages correctly, I can login there from linux,
>>> and then I use the PowerShell commands to script anything. It looks
>>> like I can even use my Fabric fabfiles with powershell:
>>> https://gist.github.com/diyan/2850866
>>> I can also use git with PowerShell:
>>> http://windows.github.com/
>>> http://haacked.com/archive/2011/12/13/better-git-with-powershell.aspx
>>> So the final problem is how to execute MSVC and Fortran from Power
>>> Shell on Windows. These links might help for MSVC:
>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4398136/use-powershell-for-visual-studio-command-prompt
>>> http://geekswithblogs.net/dwdii/archive/2011/05/20/automating-a-visual-studio-build-with-powershell---part-1.aspx
>>> Finally, for Intel Fortran + powershell:
>>> http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/topic/284425
>>> So I think it is all possible. If somebody can provide a machine with
>>> Windows, MSVC, PowerShell2.0, SSH server and some Fortran compiler, it
>>> should be possible for me to automate everything from Ubuntu using my
>>> Fabric files (https://github.com/certik/numpy-vendor).
>> Many many thanks for trying to solve this.  I had really started to
>> give up hope.
>> I think you will need a developer's license for MKL for Numpy.  Ralf -
>> any ETA for those?
>> I think I'm right in thinking you'll need a Fortran compiler for Scipy
>> but not Numpy?  Can we defer the Scipy build until after the Numpy
>> build?
>> I will try to get you set up with ssh on my Windows 7 machine in case
>> you can use it.  It has the MS tools.
> That would be amazing! If you can set me up with the Power Shell
> and some ssh server, I'll start playing with this right away.

I've set up a Cygwin SSH server on the box, and powershell 2 comes
with windows 7, I believe.  At least, that's the version I'm getting.

However, it's hard to run powershell scripts interactively via cygwin :


so you might need to debug the scripts interactively via remote
desktop protocol and then run them non-interactively.

Could you send me your ssh public key off list or give me a call to get set up?

Thanks again,


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