[Distutils] Handling the binary dependency management problem

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 22:59:51 CET 2013

On 4 December 2013 21:13, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Besides the issues you mention, the problem is that it creates a single
> point of failure. I really appreciate everything Christoph does, but it's
> not appropriate as the default way to provide binary releases for a large
> number of projects. There needs to be a reproducible way that the devs of
> each project can build wheels - this includes the right metadata, but
> ideally also a good way to reproduce the whole build environment including
> compilers, blas/lapack implementations, dependencies etc. The latter part is
> probably out of scope for this list, but is discussed right now on the
> numfocus list.

You're right - what I said ignored the genuine work being done by the
rest of the scientific community to solve the real issues involved. I
apologise, that wasn't at all fair.


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