[Numpy-discussion] A minor milestone

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 09:44:22 EDT 2018


On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:16 PM Andrew Nelson <andyfaff at gmail.com> wrote:

> >  but on Travis I install it half a dozen times every day.
>
> Good point. I wonder if there's any way to take that into account when
> considering whether to drop versions.
>
> On Sat, 8 Sep 2018 at 15:14, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 6:33 PM, Charles R Harris
>> <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Thanks for the link. It would be nice to improve the Windows numbers,
>> Linux
>> > is still very dominant. I suppose that might be an artifact of the
>> systems
>> > used by developers as opposed to end users. It would be a different open
>> > source world if Microsoft had always released their compilers for free
>> and
>> > kept them current with the evolving ISO specs.
>>
>> Well, keep in mind also that it's counting installs, not users...
>> people destroy and reinstall Linux systems a *lot* more often than
>> they do Windows/macOS systems, what with clouds and containers and CI
>> systems and all. On my personal laptop I install numpy maybe once per
>> release, but on Travis I install it half a dozen times every day.
>>
>>
Would be interesting if the travisCI and appveyor downloads could be
separated out.

Chuck
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