[Distutils] draft PEP: manylinux1

Robert T. McGibbon rmcgibbo at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 01:49:22 EST 2016

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 10:29 PM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal <
chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:

> 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.

I understand the concern, but I think we should follow the lead of the
other projects
that have been doing portable linux binaries (holy build box, traveling
ruby, portable-pypy,
firefox, enthought, continuum) for some time, all based on CentOS 5. At
some point things
like C++17 support will be important and I agree that we'll need to update
the base spec,
but in the meantime, I don't see this as a problem where we should be the
first mover.

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