[AstroPy] Deployment and packaging
oneaufs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 00:10:09 EDT 2011
EPD is the most obvious - I can easily imagine a script that downloads and
> installs EPD and then installs some set of modules on top of that EPD, thus
> avoiding repeating effort that others have already provided and providing an
> install with wide compatibility with community provided tools from outside
> of astronomy too.
EPD is perhaps the easiest thing to do, but using EPD will mean that the
tools will remain outside the reach of non-academic users/contributors.
> On Jun 14, 2011, at 8:43 PM, Tom Aldcroft wrote:
> > - Optional full install that includes "everything", ala EPD
> > - Support for linux x86, x86_64, MacOS 10.5+ (with Windows at a lower
> > - Non-root, movable, installation which is contained in a single
> > - Package management tools to upgrade some / all packages to latest on
> > - IMPORTANT: buy-in from developers to distribute "pip installable"
> > packages on PyPI
> > - IMPORTANT: buy-in from developers of large tool packages to use this
> > distribution instead of rolling their own.
> > Apart from the last two (important) points, everything in the list is
> > already exists in one form or another, e.g. sage, ActivePython, and
> > probably James Turner's distribution-in-work. Sage is really bloated
> > and I much prefer ActivePython (which is of course a commercial
> > product and therefore not entirely suitable to this purpose).
> > Getting everything on PyPI should not be too difficult, but getting
> > large tool packages to use a new distribution will likely be a
> > difficult and multi-year effort.
> > - Tom
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