sienkiew at stsci.edu
Thu Jun 16 12:50:26 EDT 2011
I note that the discussion of packaging has completely displaced any
discussion of what astropy is, what it does, or what might be included.
I also note that the packaging mechanism does not matter if we have no
software to package. Let me offer this:
- astropy can be installed with "python setup.py install".
- astropy can be installed with "pip install astropy".
- Anything that can be installed via those methods can also be
distributed via _any_ of the other packaging mechanisms under
discussion, subject to someone committing to routinely perform the
packaging work at each release.
I suggest that we declare these three statements as "good enough for
now" and get back to answering the question "What is astropy?"
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