[Matplotlib-users] Re: [Pythonmac-SIG] Compiling matplotlib on
OS-X without Fink
bob at redivi.com
Wed Feb 2 01:39:36 CET 2005
On Feb 1, 2005, at 19:28, Chris Barker wrote:
> Larry Meyn wrote:
>> An alternative way to get freetype, libpng and zlib for OS X is to
>> use the the i-Installer (http://ii2.sourceforge.net/) distribution
>> application. It is primarily for TeX on OS X, but it provides
>> several other useful binaries for OS X.
> Thanks larry. I've used that for TeX, which is probably where I got
> zlib. However, somehow I found it to be a real pain to use, I don't
> really remember why.
> It's too bad that Apple hasn't provided an officially sanctioned
> package manger for this kind of thing. It's really a mess with Fink,
> DarwinPorts, Portage, i-Installer, etc. Oh well, at least we can get
> this stuff working, I wouldn't have even tried with the old MacOS.
Well Apple does sponsor a bit of darwinports development one way or
another, and it has the capability to build .pkg installers.
Anyway, PJE and I are working on the Next Big Thing in Python packages
<http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/PythonEggs> that will make
this problem go away at some point. Hopefully by March ;)
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