[vtkusers] Help building Python wheels for VTK

David Gobbi david.gobbi at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 16:52:10 EDT 2014

What information does wheels need?  Just a manifest?

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM, David E DeMarle
<dave.demarle at kitware.com> wrote:
> +1
> 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
> Kitware, Inc.
> R&D Engineer
> 21 Corporate Drive
> Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
> Phone: 518-881-4909
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Taylor Braun-Jones <taylor at braun-jones.org>
> wrote:
>> 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!
>> Taylor
>> On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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 [1].
>>> 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 [2]
>>> 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,
>>> Matthew
>>> [1] http://wheel.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
>>> [2] https://github.com/MacPython/wiki/wiki/Spinning-wheels

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