[Pythonmac-SIG] Please test PIL package on OS-X
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Fri May 2 22:02:06 CEST 2008
On May 2, 2008, at 11:07 AM, Christopher Barker wrote:
> The motivation for this is that the dependencies are otherwise very
> tricky to build correctly for Universal python builds.
...and are already installed and used by many GIS users (Qgis, GDAL,
GRASS, MapServer), who may also want to use PIL.
> The result is a PIL package that installs easily on PPC an Intel
> systems, and can be bundles up with py2app to provide a Universal
> stand alone application.
> I've built the installer, written a simple test app, and built an
> app out of that. They all work on the PPC 10.4 and Intel 10.4
> systems I have to test -- I'd love others to test them as well.
Quick import test works.
> If they do, then we could build versions for Apple's Python 2.5 on
> OS-X 10.5, and maybe bundle up the Frameworks inside the PIL package
> installer for one-click installation.
> And do the same thing for Matplotlib, and ???
I haven't built a python extension installer package before, but is it
an option of distutils? If so, it may be hard to *add* packages to
the installer. I know how I would setup a bulk framework installer
(so it doesn't unnecessarily overwrite frameworks) manually with
PackageMaker, and I could probably come up with a CLI packagemaker
Also, I would building be a Distribution package, not a Metapackage,
would limit it to Tiger+. I'd have to dig up my old simple-package
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