I thought I would just throw this out there, and I'm not entirely sure it would work, but here goes...

What about using something like Dropbox?  Create a matplotlib account, put the binaries in a Public folder and then use that as the storage...I don't know how this would work in practice, but I do know that people have been using Dropbox to host things for websites in other venues (persontal blogs, etc)

It's probably best to talk to Dropbox first, but since they are built on Python, they might be willing to work with open source Python projects.


Patrick Marsh
Ph.D. Candidate / Liaison to the HWT
School of Meteorology / University of Oklahoma
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
National Severe Storms Laboratory

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Maximilian Albert <maximilian.albert@gmail.com> wrote:
2012/12/16 Thomas Kluyver <thomas@kluyver.me.uk>:
> On 15 December 2012 23:38, Damon McDougall <damon.mcdougall@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Maybe the best thing is to host the binaries on Sourceforge.
> Having recently tried to do it, Sourceforge tries really hard to avoid
> giving you a direct link that can repeatably be used to download a file
> automatically, i.e. without a browser. In the case I was after it for, I
> ended up downloading the file (a PyWin32 binary) with a browser, and storing
> it on the CI server that I wanted to install it.

I haven't followed this thread in detail, so not sure if it's really
relevant: I agree that it's quite messy, but it's definitely possible
to find stable download links for automated downloads from
sourceforge. I sometimes need this because I use a ports-like system
for installing certain packages from source on top of my regular
Ubuntu system, and it does work quite well. So if this is what's
keeping people from Sourceforge then there are definitely workarounds
(give me a shout if you need more specific information; I'm likely to
have very sporadic internet access over the next few weeks though, so
replies may take a while). However, I also think Sourceforge's
interface is really ugly so if there are better alternatives then
that's great. :)


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