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Re: [Sugar-devel] sugar-pippy dependencies



On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie codewiz org> wrote:
> El Tue, 29-09-2009 a las 12:36 +0000, Aleksey Lim escribi├│:
>> pygame and numpy are parts of Sugar Platform[1], at least for 0.84,
>> so, the right question is should these pakcages be a part of SP-0.86
>> I guess +1 for both, since we have honey activities that are depend on
>> these packages.
>
> In Sugar shell 0.82, the only thing that numpy was providing was a bit
> matrix.  In 0.82, we replaced it with faster and lighter C code in
> sugar-base, and it was a big performance win.
>
> I suspect the #1 usecase for numpy is to compensate for lack of good
> array support in Python.
>
>
> Questions:
>
> 1) are there lighter-weight alternatives for the most popular uses of
> numpy?
>
> 1) how many of the existing activities actually depend on numpy?

A quick repo query gives me pippy and sugar-speak in the fedora repo.

Peter


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