Re: New Python bindings (was: Crash with Python bindings)

Subject: Re: New Python bindings (was: Crash with Python bindings)

Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:42:39 -0300

To: Brian May,


From: David Bremner

Brian May <> writes:

> I can into this thread late. However, my priorities for python bindings
> would be:

> * Packages should be available from

We tried this before, and it didn't work out very well. Bindings tend to
depend on a strict matching of versions with the underlying library, so
distributing them seperately doesn't really make sense to me. You need
the underlying libraries, so why not get the matching bindings from the
same place?  We found that the situation was exacerbated by the fact
that no-one cared about updating the bindings on pypi.

Projects like numpy seem to get around this by distributing compiled
shared libraries on pypi. That's fine if someone wants to do it, but it
looks like "just another distro" to me, and not really an upstream
problem.  I guess we'd entertain minor tweaks to the build system to
support that, but probably not a wholesale conversion.

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