[Distutils] Current Python packaging status (from my point of view)

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 18:13:14 EDT 2016


On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 7:57 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 11:36 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 4 November 2016 at 03:56, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> But - it would be a huge help if the PSF could help with funding to
> >> get mingw-w64 working.  This is the crucial blocker for progress on
> >> binary wheels on Windows.
> >
> > Such a grant was already awarded earlier this year by way of the
> > Scientific Python Working Group (which is a collaborative funding
> > initiative between the PSF and NumFocus):
> > https://mail.python.org/pipermail/scientific/2016-January/000271.html
> >
> > However, we hadn't received a status update by the time I stepped down
> > from the Board,


This status update was sent to the PSF board in June:
http://mingwpy.github.io/roadmap.html#status-update-june-16.

Up until that report the progress was good, but after that progress has
stalled due to unavailability for private reasons of Carl Kleffner (the
main author of MingwPy).

Ralf



> > although it sounds like progress hasn't been good if
> > folks aren't even aware that the grant was awarded in the first place.
>

> There's two separate projects here that turn out to be unrelated: one
> to get mingw-w64 support for CPython < 3.5, and one for CPython >=
> 3.5. (This has to do with the thing where MSVC totally redid how their
> C runtime works.) The grant you're thinking of is for the python < 3.5
> part; what Matthew's talking about is for the python >= 3.5 part,
> which is a totally different plan and team.
>
> The first blocker on getting funding for the >= 3.5 project though is
> getting the team to write down an actual plan and cost estimate, which
> has not yet happened...
>
> -n
>
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> Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org
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