Hi all developers,
I was going to briefly bring up a few questions re PYME installation, mostly for those who are trying to follow latest PYME updates fairly swiftly (i.e. use github with
install develop option).
Disclaimer: I appreciate this is a moving target which is the cause of most difficulties.
What is the authorative source of install instructions and how can we see what version/date these instructions refer to? For example, while the PYME installation docs are a nice source I wasn’t sure when they were last updated and if they get rebuilt with each release automatically etc. They seem to lack at date/version stamp or similar which I would appreciate to have.
As we are in a transition phase with 2.7 -> 3.X happening fairly swiftly, installation instructions seem to rapidly go out of date, particularly with regard to conda etc and py27 related things start breaking at various levels. The py3 vs py27 distinction also refers to choice of compilers on windows platforms etc. Maybe this should be prominently added to the docs as a caveat?
I will aim to keep our local install docs for win10 current with developments if I can figure out what the latest state is. Looks like py27 installs will increasingly break, so may try to focus on py3 more. These docs are aimed at non-specialists and adopt gitkraken as git GUI front end (which I happen to like).