[Numpy-discussion] Verify your sourceforge windows installer downloads

Benjamin Root ben.root at ou.edu
Fri May 29 13:28:05 EDT 2015

Speaking from the matplotlib project, our binaries are substantial due to
our suite of test images. Pypi worked with us on relaxing size constraints.
Also, I think the new cheese shop/warehouse server they are using scales
better, so size is not nearly the same concern as before.

Ben Root
On May 29, 2015 1:43 AM, "Todd" <toddrjen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On May 28, 2015 7:06 PM, "David Cournapeau" <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 2:00 AM, Andrew Collette <
> andrew.collette at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> In any case I've always been surprised that NumPy is distributed
> >> through SourceForge, which has been sketchy for years now. Could it
> >> simply be hosted on PyPI?
> >
> >
> > They don't accept arbitrary binaries like SF does, and some of our
> installer formats can't be uploaded there.
> >
> > David
> Is that something that could be fixed? Has anyone asked the pypi
> maintainers whether they could change those rules, either in general or by
> granting exceptions on a case-by-case basis to projects that have proven
> track records and importance?
> It would seem to me that if the rules on pypi are forcing critical
> projects like numpy to host elsewhere, then the rules are flawed and are
> preventing pypi from serving is intended purpose.
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