[Image-SIG] problem with numpy.asarray and PIL

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Aug 6 15:39:14 CEST 2009

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 9:52 PM, Guy K. Kloss<g.kloss at massey.ac.nz> wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 22:57:42 you wrote:
>> Note that there's been some changes to the numpy interface in 1.1.7,
>> which was recently tagged for release, even though I haven't gotten
>> around to cut the tarballs just yet:
>>    http://hg.effbot.org/pil-2009-raclette/src/pil-117/
> One of the biggest problems for the Linux community is, that (at least with
> Ubuntu) the realeases still feature 1.1.6. Also the upcoming Karmic (9.10)
> still features the 1.1.6 version, and I doubt it will be upgraded to 1.1.7 in
> time for release. I'd guess it's frozen already. So, we're going to face for
> almost another year these troubles of the 1.1.6 release out with the broad
> users of PIL. And I can understand the resistance to just go and install
> alternative versions versions past the package management on a broad number of
> systems (e. g. for universities).
> That's nothing against your efforts Fredrik, that's just an explanation why
> you/we will have to face more ongoing usage of outdated package versions.

Sure, but it would still be interesting to know if the 1.1.7 changes
actually solves this specific problem, so we know if/how it can be
worked around or monkey patched.


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