[Numpy-discussion] Binary releases

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 16 15:15:06 EDT 2013

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> Why not just release numpy 1.8 with the old and terrible system? As
> you know I'm 110% in favor of getting rid of it, but 1.8 is ready to
> go and 1.9 is coming soon enough, and the old and terrible system does
> work right now, today. None of the other options have this property.

On the down side, the "old and terrible system" does not
cover providing pre-built binaries for 64 bit Windows.

Doing that right is important not just for SciPy but for any
other downstream package including C code compiled
against the NumPy C API (and the people doing this
probably will only have access to free compilers).



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