I am not sure if I have to post this discussion here or on Arch Linux's
forums, so sorry if this is not the right place.
As far as I understood, this library is written in C++ and wrapped with
Python. So it is similar to other high-performance libraries (like Numpy) in
such sense. Other libraries, like Numpy itself, are available trough
precompiled packages for almost every main distribution (including Arch).
Currently precompiled (I think) graph-tool packages are available just for
Debian and Ubuntu, while Arch has only an AUR package which "unfortunately"
I think this library is awesome and should have a precompiled Arch package
to make it immediate to install on such systems, so that way, for example,
we can just treat it like a normal package dependency to other packages
simplifing developement and distribution of other software who require
graph-tool and ask less expert users just to type a bunch of simple commands
to install the package instead of compile it.
Is it possible to do such a thing? If yes, do you plan to do it? Should I
ask on Arch forums instead?
I understand C++ makes thigs difficult for portability, but the majority of
linux libraries are written in C and have a precompiled package on major
distributions. But, as i sayed, graph-tool it is similar (I think) to a lot
of neat C++/Python libraries which have an Arch precompiled package.
Does create an Arch package ask too much effort for graph-tool developers in
order maintain the software?
Please, tell me if I am wrong on something and thanks in advance for your
One of the coolest libraries I ever seen! Even the documentation is awesome
(love the fact thath you specify types even in a weak-typed language, the
notes on complexity of the algorithms...) and today is a rare thing