[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #1650: Notify re-distributors of binaries on SSE2/3 issues

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#1650: Notify re-distributors of binaries on SSE2/3 issues
 Reporter:  pv                 |       Owner:  rgommers      
     Type:  defect             |      Status:  needs_decision
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  2.0.0         
Component:  Official binaries  |     Version:  1.5.0         
 Keywords:                     |  
Changes (by rgommers):

  * status:  new => needs_decision


 I think this notice should not be displayed in the installer, because it's
 only relevant for a tiny fraction of users. How about adding a
 PACKAGERS.txt file?

 Checking what it was compiled with should be easy to add, the problem is
 what to compare it with? I don't think the numpy.distutils.cpuinfo is
 completely reliable, so failing on import could go very wrong. For
 example, for my Core2Duo CPU:
 >>> cpu.has_sse()
 >>> cpu.has_sse2()
 >>> cpu.has_sse3()
 I'm pretty sure it does understand SSE3 (and SSE4).

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1650#comment:1>
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