[Numpy-discussion] [matplotlib-devel] Announcing toydist, improving distribution and packaging situation

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 04:11:13 EST 2010

On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
<dagss at student.matnat.uio.no> wrote:

> Rolling this into the Python package distribution scheme seems backwards
> though, since a lot of binary packages that have nothing to do with Python
> are used as well

Yep, exactly.

> To solve the exact problem you (and me) have I think the best solution is
> to integrate the tools mentioned above with what David is planning (SciPI
> etc.). Or if that isn't good enough, find generic "userland package
> manager" that has nothing to do with Python (I'm sure a dozen
> half-finished ones must have been written but didn't look), finish it, and
> connect it to SciPI.

You have 0install, autopackage and klik, to cite the ones I know
about. I wish people had looked at those before rolling toy solutions
to complex problems.

> What David does (I think) is seperate the concerns.

Exactly - you've describe this better than I did


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