New Python bindings (was: Crash with Python bindings)

David Bremner david at
Wed Mar 28 16:13:15 PDT 2018

Brian May <brian at> writes:

> David Bremner <david at> writes:
>> 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.
> Unfortunately, I think many people will not even consider using a python
> library unless it has up-to-date bindings available on pypi.

That's not an itch I personally have, but as I said in the next
paragraph, if someone want's to take on the project of maintaining a
wheel, we'll render the same kind of assistance we give *BSD/Linux/MacOS
package maintainers.  We're happy to look at (reasonable) things we can
do to make downstream projects life easier.


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