[Distutils] draft PEP: manylinux1

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 26 01:29:44 EST 2016

(e.g. by bumping up
>> the base ABI from CentOS 5 to CentOS 6).
> The problem with this is that python 2.7 is going to be supported and
> widely used until well past the EOL of CentOS 5, and maybe even past
> the EOL of CentOS 6

Given that we're starting now ( not a year or two ago) and it'll take
a while for it to really catch on, we should go CentOS 6 ( or
equivalent ) now?

CentOS5 was released in 2007! That is a pretty long time in computing.

Just a thought, we'll be locked into it for a while, yes?


> (in 2020). On Linux, unlike Windows, the whole
> system ABI underneath Python evolves in a backwards-compatible way, so
> there's no anchor like the MSVC CRT that's tying us to old ABIs.
> (And on OS X, the OS X version number is encoded as part of the
> platform tag, similar to the proposal for manylinux1/2/...)
> -n
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