On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
That would be helpful. Ralf does those now and I suspect he would welcome the extra hands. The two sites for release builds are Sourceforge and Pypi. I don't know if the wheels builds are good enough/accepted on Pypi,

Would anyone decide that other than this group?

No, that's up to us.
but if you would like permissions on Sourceforge we can extend them to you. We have been trying to do releases for OSX 1.5, which needs a machine running an obsolete OS, but perhaps we should consider dropping that in the future.

Drop that baby!


First, it's bit odd -- as I undertand it, the python.org builds support either 10.3.9 + or 10.6+. As 10.5 has not been supported for Apple for a couple years, and 10.6 is getting pretty darn long in the tooth, the only reason to support that older build is for PPC support - I wonder how many folks are still running PPCs? I thought I was one of the hold outs, and I dropped it over a year ago. I'd love to know if it is something that the community still needs to support.

Now that I look on sourceforge, I don't see any OS X 10.5 builds, they are all 10.6+. So that bit of support seems to have dropped in reality, if not officially.

For RCs I usually don't bother, because the setup is a bit awkward (the 10.5 machine sits in Vincent's basement and he needs to start up for me) and there are too few testers for those to get useful feedback anyway.

For 1.8.0 I planned to get back to that after uploading the 10.6 ones, but forgot. Because no one noticed until now, it looks like spending effort on 10.5 support isn't all that useful.