[SciPy-dev] updating the numpy/scipy versions in Linux distros

Michael Abshoff michael.abshoff@googlemail....
Thu Feb 5 14:53:45 CST 2009

Robert Kern wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 14:44, Joe Harrington <jh@physics.ucf.edu> wrote:
>> The versions of our stuff about to go out in Ubuntu 9.04 are:
>> numpy 1.1.1
>> scipy 0.6.0
>> Would it be possible to get 1.2.1 and 0.7.0 to go instead?  Who takes
>> care of pushing these to the various Linux distros?
>> It would be nice if the Packaging section of Developer Zone on the web
>> site made the packaging process a little more transparent...  Say what
>> you do to get a release out and to get it in distribution, who does
>> it, what the timetables tend to look like, etc.  If you ask for help
>> there, you're likely to get it.
> My experience is that most distribution packagers aren't on this list.
> We don't push; they pull.

Well, given that Ubuntu gets most of its packages from Debian and 
unstable has some fairly current numpy/scipy I guess you need to wait 
for things to trickle down. But poking the right person in the Ubuntu 
universe might also be a good idea, not that I know who that is.



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