[AstroPy] Putting astronomy packages on PyPI

Erik Bray embray at stsci.edu
Wed May 4 12:21:09 EDT 2011

On 05/04/2011 08:15 AM, Thomas Robitaille wrote:
> Finally one thing that we should look at closely is pip bundles:
> http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/index.html#bundles
> Apparently this is not stable at this stage, but the idea would be to be able to distribute many packages together, which should clearly be of interest to us.
> Cheers,
> Tom

I've looked into using pip bundles for stsci_python and Astrolib.  But 
as you said, it's warning about instability made me lose interest. 
Also, it won't work with easy_install which some people still use no 
matter how many times we tell them to use pip :)

Instead, each project that make up Astrolib and stsci_python are 
individually installable, and will bring with them all their 
requirements.  In addition, there Astrolib and stsci_python 
"meta-packges" that just have as requirements all the projects that 
comprise them.


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