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

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

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:15:35 +0200

To: David Bremner, Brian May,


From: Floris Bruynooghe

On Wed, Mar 28 2018, David Bremner wrote:

> 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.

I did build a

    #error libnotmuch version not supported by notdb

into my current bindings which kind of allows you to do this to some,
hopefully reasonable, level.
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