Hi, piko and all
You're right, perhaps the status of Pythonxy-Linux is not that clear.
This Python Scientific Linux distribution is a set of Metapackages,
collecting *already existing* packages in a Debian/Ubuntu
From this point of vue, there is nothing new in Pythonxy-Linux,
relative to exiting packages ... for right now : because Pierre
Raybaut is working hard
and fair, and some *Pythonxy-specific* goodies from him will be
added on both sides in some time.
About the differences with the Windows-Pythonxy, we plan, with Pierre,
to keep both sides of Pythonxy as close as possible
and, at least, with the strictly same principles and objectives ; we
are working together ... especially Pierre !
BUT Pythonxy-Linux will never be as *exhaustive* as Pythonxy-Windows,
because of the relative simplicity of adding specific packages on
and because of the uselessness of installing all python-* packages in
Pythonxy. At the beginning of Pythonxy, june 2008, we even wondered if
Linux counterpart would be useful [http://groups.google.fr/group/
An other difference is the absence of Enthought modules on the Linux
side, because of their ... volatility ..., I experienced myself some
Interested people can install and try the Enthought suite aside
Pythonxy without any trouble.
Some Linux specific problems appear with the great number of
Right now, I am trying the Opensuse Build Service [http://
] which was pointed by Christian Widmer,
to propose the same Pythonxy-Linux independent of the Linux
I think this is important, but unfortunately, I don't have much time
these weeks until the end of march.
I hope I answered some of your questions, don't hesitate to ask again