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

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 23:52:14 CET 2013

On Oct 31, 2013 8:50 PM, "Tres Seaver" <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
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> On 10/31/2013 02:24 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> > To be honest the same problems likely exists on Windows, it?s just
> > less likely and the benefits of prebuilt binaries greater.
> For all platforms *except* Windows, wheels are essentially caches --
> there is no real reason to distribute them via PyPI at all, because OSx
> and Linux develpoers will have tools to build them from sdists.

What if an OSX user wants to install numpy/scipy? How easy is it to do this
from source (I really don't know)?

Building the necessary BLAS/LAPACK libraries isn't easy on any platform.
It's just easier on a linux distro when the package manager can do it for

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