[Numpy-discussion] (no subject)

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 21:47:41 EDT 2020

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 12:34 PM Derek Homeier <
derek at astro.physik.uni-goettingen.de> wrote:

> On 2 Jun 2020, at 11:15 pm, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Also, I had expected the sdist to be the .tar.gz format, I can't find
> it back but IIRC that's what we decided in the past. It's smaller, and it's
> what pretty much all other projects do.
> >
> > NumPy has always used zip since PyPI limited the number of source
> releases. We did that before SciPy.
> >
> The .tar.gz version (if file size really is an issue, why not using
> .tar.xz?) is also available from
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/releases
> and already was before the PyPI upload was completed.

The archive files automatically generated by Github are faulty and cannot
be used, you need to use the ones uploaded later. I choose zip because it
is universally available and since we can only put one source release on
PyPI, that was my choice. Before PyPI adopted the single source policy we
would upload both.

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