[SciPy-User] [build] visual studio 2008 and intel fortran 11.1 compiler

Eloi Gaudry eg@fft...
Wed Dec 16 13:29:46 CST 2009

On 16/12/2009 12:23, David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Eloi Gaudry<eg@fft.be>  wrote:
>> An
>> alternative to distutils is a good thing, especially if it's easily
>> maintainable and configurable (i.e. adding support for newer compilers
>> or changing whatever compilers flags, macro, etc. should be something easy).
> Yes, indeed. Numscons was a first tentative in that direction.
>> Does this means that all future versions of numpy and scipy will be
>> built (default behavior) using numscons ?
> I myself use numscons pretty much exclusively, but I still use
> distutils to build the official binaries. I think numscons works well
> for developers, but it often fails for end-users who want to build,
> and this cannot be easily fixed if at all while being used within
> distutils (numscons still depends on distutils for packaging, etc...).
> Currently, I am working on a full, written from scratch packaging
> solution. I have officially announced it at Scipy India:
> git://github.com/cournape/toydist.git
> The main idea is to have a declarative file which can fully describe
> all that's needed for most packages, and have a stable and specified
> interface with real build systems like make/scons/waf for the others.
> David
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Thanks for this information David.

I just finished building scipy on both our 32-bit & 64-bit windows 
platforms, using disutils (patched python and numpy modules). I'll 
(hopefully) switch to scons for building the next official releases.


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