On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 9:27 AM Victor Stinner <vstinner@python.org> wrote:
Hi Guido,


On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 1:40 AM Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> 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.