PyQwt with Qwt6?
michaelld at macports.org
Mon Feb 11 06:47:03 PST 2013
This is mainly to the PyQwt maintainers (macsforever2000, erickt, and
me), but also to any folks who know more about the PyQwt project.
Right now, py-pyqwt (5.2.0_4) has a variant for +qwt6, which makes this
port depend on "port:qwt-60" which I replaced by "port:qwt60" last
night. So, I'm working to fix up the py-pyqwt Portfile this morning.
I tried to "install py27-pyqwt +qwt6", using qwt60 (6.0.2_0), but that
failed due to some headers not being available (e.g., qwt_array.h);
clearly qwt60 is API incompatible with qwt52 (and, they say this in
their wiki, so it's not a surprise). So, I poked around a bit to see
about making PyQwt compatible with Qwt6, and I see from the PyQwt and
Qwt email lists (e.g., <
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=27819486 >), that
PyQwt will likely not be upgraded to suppose Qwt6. Further, there seems
to be no outside work towards making them work together.
Hence, my question is did the +qwt6 variant of py-pyqwt ever really
work? It seems like it should never have been there, or maybe it did
work in a RC of Qwt6? Anyway, it no longer works for me and I cannot
see how it would work for anyone.
I'm moving towards removing the +qwt* variants from this port and
instead relying solely on "path:lib/libqwt.5.dylib:qwt52".
But, before I do this change I'd love to hear some anyone knowing more
about the situation. Thanks! - MLD
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