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Re: sugar-pippy dependencies



On 09/29/2009 12:51 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie codewiz org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> the sugar-pippy rpm in Fedora depends on pygame, which is used by some
>> of the examples.
>>
>> So far, so good, but pygame in turn depends on numpy, a 7.7MB package
>> which a lot of huge dependencies such as atlas (11MB), libgfortran
>> (1MB), blas (700KB) and python-nose (1MB).
>>
>> The rest of Sugar is now free of numpy, so it would be good if we could
>> get rid of it completely.  One quick solution would be splitting the
>> problematic examples to a sugar-pippy-examples-extra package.
>>
>> Another possibility -- probably the cleanest -- would be splitting the
>> optional classes surfarray and sndarray to a subpackage of pygame.
> 
> The numpy dep issue was discussed on fedora-devel a while ago and I
> thought they were going to split the specific bit of numpy that
> depended on atlas et al out into a separate package. I was of the
> understanding that this had already been done.
> 

I admit I'm not following sugar and numpy discussions too closely so I
might have missed it but I don't remember this.  I do remember talking
about removing the numpy dependency from pygtk because it dragged in
atlas, et al and was only used by a single pygtk function.

-Toshio

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