Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498070
Update python-matplotlib in EPEL5
Last modified: 2010-09-24 09:17:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Request from customer to update python-matplotlib from python-matplotlib-0.90.1-1. The main reason is due to license changes. The latest version or whatever will work is fine, as long as it's newer than 0.90.1-1
There are significant API changes in later versions which are guaranteed to break existing plotting scripts.
I'm not against upgrading personally..but I'm not sure I can do it without significant potential disruption to users.
Just changing to 0.91.0 might be "too big" of an API change for some people.
if I were going to cause an API breakage I would essentially suck it up and sync with Fedora and make it a one time pain for large benefit.
also note that python-basemap would also be affected.
EPEL's standing policy on minimizing disruption makes me hesitant to do a release bump here. Please advise.
Bumped quite a while back,
[root@centos55 ~]# rpm -q python-matplotlib