[vtkusers] Help building Python wheels for VTK
David E DeMarle
dave.demarle at kitware.com
Tue Aug 5 14:52:44 EDT 2014
I don't have an answer yet either, but I will try and find some time to
look on my side too. Simplification of the packaging and distribution
hassles is an ongoing (but often neglected) goal here at Kitware.
David E DeMarle
21 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Taylor Braun-Jones <taylor at braun-jones.org>
> I don't have an answer for you, but when you figure it out, would you be
> willing to share the wheels the build recipe so that the Python vtk package
> can be made available and maintained on PyPi (and installable via pip)?
> Thanks and good luck!
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>
>> I am sorry if this a developer question, but I wanted to ask for some
>> help in building a Python wheel to install VTK with Python bindings.
>> For anyone not deep into the current state of Python packing, Python
>> wheels are a very simple zip-based installation format .
>> We've recently had very good success building wheels for OSX, so we
>> can install all the main scientific Python packages quickly on OSX
>> without a compiler 
>> I'm now trying to work out how to make a wheel for VTK. This is very
>> easy for a project with a 'setup.py' file, but I believe this isn't
>> the case for VTK, and I don't know the cmake VTK build system well.
>> So - is there a good place to go, to ask for help with this?
>> Thanks a lot,
>>  http://wheel.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
>>  https://github.com/MacPython/wiki/wiki/Spinning-wheels
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