[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: stop providing official win32 downloads (for now)

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 01:05:38 EST 2015

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:11 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov>

> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 1:51 PM, Ralf Gommers
>> +1 from me. Despite the number of downloads still being high, I don't
>> think there's too much value in these binaries anymore.
> If there are a lot of downloads, then there is value.

There's a good chance that many downloads are from unsuspecting users with
a 64-bit Python, and they then just get an unhelpful "cannot find Python"
error from the installer.

At least until we have binary wheels on PyPi.
> What's up with that, by the way?

I expect those to appear in 2016, built with MinGW-w64 and OpenBLAS.

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