[Numpy-discussion] draft release guide

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 07:00:36 EDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Francesc Alted <faltet at pytables.org> wrote:

> Also, I have read the draft and I cannot see references to 64-bit binary
> packages.  With the advent of Windows 7 and Mac OSX Snow Leopard, 64-bit are
> way more spread than before, so they would be a great thing to deliver, IMO.

For Mac OS X, we should wait for official 64 bits binaries from
python.org - EPD offers 64 bits binaries if necessary. On windows, the
situation is more complicated, because there is no way to build numpy
and scipy correctly with free compilers. For various reasons, I think
we should avoid distributing binaries based on non-free compilers (not
available to everyone, problem of compatibility and redistribution of
non-free code, especially for fortran) - and for people who don't
mind/care, there are unofficial win64 binaries out there (we may put a
link somewhere). Unfortunately, I don't think I will have much time to
spend on making scipy and gfortran work together on win64 in the near



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