On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 9:27 AM Victor Stinner firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 1:40 AM Guido van Rossum email@example.com wrote:
Maybe we need to help there. For example IIRC conda-forge will build
conda packages -- maybe we should offer a service like that for wheels?
Tooling to automate the creation of wheel binary packages targeting the stable ABI would help. C extensions likely need changing a few function calls which are not supported by the limited C API. Someone has to do this work.
The idea of having a service to build wheels for folks is an old one that I think a ton of people would benefit from.
Currently, people typically get pointed to https://pypi.org/project/cibuildwheel/ as the per-project solution. But designing a safe way to build wheels from any sdist on PyPI, keeping such a service up, having the free processing to do it, etc. is unfortunately a big enough project that no one has stepped forward to try and tackle it.