[Distutils] Plans for binary wheels, and PyPi and OS-X

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Oct 22 23:23:13 CEST 2013

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> PEP 453 has had most of my attention lately, but my tentative thought has
> been to introduce a relatively freeform "variant" field to the wheel spec.
> Windows and Mac OS X would then default to an empty variant, while other
> *nix systems would require a nominated variant
> That would then cover things like SSE builds on Windows, alternative sources
> on Mac OS X, etc.

sounds good.

> However, worrying about that is a fair way down the todo list until
> ensurepip and the CPython doc updates for PEP 453 are done, along with
> everything else that has a 3.4b1 deadline :)

Fair enough, but enabling binary wheels for OS-X (the pyton.org build,
NOT macports and friends) would be great, and shouldn't take much
work, yes?



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