matplotlib Debian package

Ok, I have fixed this problems, now "lintian -i

    > python-matplotlib_0.50-1_i386.changes" doesn't say
    > nothing. I have updated the files on my repository, bye

Hi Vittorio, thanks a bunch for doing this. A lot of people have
asked for this, and there's been incremental progress here and there,
but I'm glad to see you got everything done.

I have a couple of favors to ask of you. The 0.50e release on the web
site that you built against was an alpha release of the 0.50 series
and a fair number of features, optimizations and bug fixes have been
added since then. The current snapshot has been well tested and is in
good shape - would you be willing to build the package one more time
against it?

  http://nitace.bsd.uchicago.edu:8080/files/share/matplotlib-0.50m.tar.gz

Now a couple of questions. I need to update the debian section of the
web site. Could you write something explaining how a relatively
novice debian user would go about getting python-matplotlib? Ie, what
would they need to put in /etc/apt/sources.list, what commands would
they need to issue from the shell, which of the backends are
installed, etc... How do you handle the various backends, eg, gd, wx,
pygtk and so on.

Just to give you an idea of how much has changed since the 0.50e alpha
release, in addition to the aforementioned bugs and optimizations,
there are 2 new backends (paint and agg), a new Table class, and a new
matlab function table to interface to it, and several examples. Note
if you do rebuild, there is a src dir you'll want to include.

On the topic of releases: David, my target date is early next week.
Do you think you can get pypaint up by then?

Thanks again,
JDH

On the topic of releases: David, my target date is early next week.
Do you think you can get pypaint up by then?

Thanks again,
JDH

Hi John,

Sorry, last email wasn't to the list. From posts you've made, it looks like
you've made some changes to pypaint. Do you want those committed before a
pypaint release? Apart from that, I'm just tying up some loose ends, and
then I'll be able to make the release - hopefully today, but maybe only
Monday if you want your changes added.

thanks,
David Moore

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John Hunter ha scritto:

I have a couple of favors to ask of you. The 0.50e release on the web
site that you built against was an alpha release of the 0.50 series
and a fair number of features, optimizations and bug fixes have been
added since then. The current snapshot has been well tested and is in
good shape - would you be willing to build the package one more time
against it?

  http://nitace.bsd.uchicago.edu:8080/files/share/matplotlib-0.50m.tar.gz

Now a couple of questions. I need to update the debian section of the
web site. Could you write something explaining how a relatively
novice debian user would go about getting python-matplotlib? Ie, what
would they need to put in /etc/apt/sources.list, what commands would
they need to issue from the shell, which of the backends are
installed, etc... How do you handle the various backends, eg, gd, wx,
pygtk and so on.

Just to give you an idea of how much has changed since the 0.50e alpha
release, in addition to the aforementioned bugs and optimizations,
there are 2 new backends (paint and agg), a new Table class, and a new
matlab function table to interface to it, and several examples. Note
if you do rebuild, there is a src dir you'll want to include.

I have rebuild the package with support for gtkgd.
I have tried to build also the agg backend, but I can't find the source package
for this library! I've found two version: one from http://antigrain.com and
another from scipy cvs, but seems that there are some missing headers when I
compile the backend.
I have also packaged the gdmodule from
http://newcenturycomputers.net/projects/gdmodule.html and the ttfquery module
from http://sourceforge.net/projects/ttfquery/, all the debs are on
http://anakonda.altervista.org/debian/

I can write some documentation about debian packages required, once I've tested
them, but only for the next weekend, bye

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