[Numpy-discussion] 64-bit windows numpy / scipy wheels for testing

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 03:25:58 EDT 2014

Hi Carl,

On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Carl Kleffner <cmkleffner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> basically the toolchain was created with a local fork of the "mingw-builds"
> build process along with some addons and patches. It is NOT a mingw-w64
> fork. BTW: there are numerous mingw-w64 based toolchains out there, most of
> them build without any information about the build process and patches they
> used.
> As long as the "mingw-builds" maintainers continue working on their project,
> maintaining usuable toolchain for Python development on Windows should be
> feasible.
> More details are given here:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.numeric.general/57446

I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of putting some of your
email explanations and notes into the numpy wiki:


Do you have anywhere a description of what you did to create your fork
of the build process?

Maybe we can automate this using a Fedora or other cross-compiler?

I think we need to make sure that the build system need not die if you
get hired by some great company and can't work on this anymore.  Do
you think that is possible?

Thanks again for the all the hard work you've done here.  I think we
are getting very close to a good solution, and that has seemed a long
way off until now...



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