In article <4E4B5BE2.8040007@...229...>,
>> The mpl developers are getting very close to the long-awaited v1.1.0
>> of matplotlib. Before we do so, we are doing some final checking of the
>> documentation to make sure that all critical pieces of information iss
>> correct and up to date.
>> In checking over the instructions for building and installing matplotlib
>> MacOSX, I have found two separate sets of instructions. On the install
>> page, there is a reference to a README.txt file in "release/osx". This
>> is there, but it seems to refer to other files that no longer exists.
>> Meanwhile, there is an un-referenced file in the top directory called
>> README.osx that seems a lot more current.
>> Because I do not have a Mac that I can use for development, I would like
>> ask the community for help in determining the correct set of instructions
>> and to eliminate cruft. I think it would also be useful to point users to
>> any relevant instructions for installing/building numpy on Macs. I would
>> also like to make sure we are current with information on installing on a
>> stock Lion install.
>> Please feel free to respond on this list, or better, make a branch on
>> and submit pull requests to help us improve these documents.
> I wrote both of those files originally (make.osx and releases/osx/*).
> The original division of labor was the stuff in "releases" was
> designed to build the release binaries, and the stuff in make.osx was
> primarily used to build from svn or src. Overtime, most of the effort
> has gone into make.osx, and it now includes support for binaries. I
> no longer build the OSX binaries (Russell does) and no longer use OS X
> (back to ubuntu) so if Russell is not using the stuff in releases/osx,
> we can flush it.
The releases/win32/ tree is also unmaintained since 0.99.0.rc1. Who
does the Windows builds these days? Christophe?
It would be nice to have a maintained record of how release builds are
done, or better yet, up-to-date scripts that fully automate it.
Just for the record, I follow my own instructions to build the Mac
. I already have the libraries built and ready to go (I boot off a
special drive configured for this task). Most of the remaining work
involves working around bugs/misfeatures such as needing to edit
setupext.py and checking for permission errors (thankfully not seen in
1.0.1), and I'm not sure how easy that would be to script.
I look forward to the day that the Mac binaries can be built using
Apple's own libraries, but I think that's not likely to happen until
python.org stops supporting PPC machines.
Eric Firing <efiring@...229...> wrote:
On 08/16/2011 10:10 AM, John Hunter wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Benjamin > > Root<ben.root@...553...> wrote: