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From Naveen Swamy <mnnav...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: build from source instructions
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:10:31 GMT
The automated script served its purpose when MXNet PyPi package was not
regularly maintained, the script made it simple for users when they had to
build from source to get the latest.

Now that we have a pypi package and build from source is something that the
developers need,  I have to agree that the script has become confusing, I
do not see any point in having automated script anymore. I prefer to have
clear instructions for OSX as well.

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:44 AM Bhavin Thaker <bhavinthaker@gmail.com>
wrote:

> The automated build script on macOS was written with the intention to have
> an automated, easy and quick way to build and install MXNet by any user,
> new-bie or advanced. The build script aims to provide repeatability and an
> easy way to test the build instructions.
>
> Without the script, the build instructions had many combinations of
> possibilities which would break for various users and there was no easy way
> to test all the combinations.
>
> I propose that we have both well-written build instructions with
> corresponding automated build script to ensure that the build instructions
> are well-tested.
>
> Please remember that there can be multiple use-cases and user preferences
> to build MXNet.
>
> Bhavin Thaker.
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:29 AM Afrooze, Sina <sina.beh@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > +1 on fully automated scripts being more confusing than helpful. It's
> > difficult to debug any issues when the entire instruction is to run a
> > single script. - Sina
> >
> >
> >
> > ´╗┐On 8/28/18, 9:46 AM, "Lin Yuan" <apeforest@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >     Aaron,
> >
> >     I agree the installation page is very confusing to me. When I first
> > tried
> >     to build MXNet from source on MacOS, I was totally confused about the
> >     instruction. Why was it vastly different from building from source on
> > Linux
> >     given these two OS have similar shell commands. I feel the automatic
> >     scripts on MacOS platform is rather confusing than simplifying.
> >
> >     Lin
> >
> >     On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 9:21 PM Steffen Rochel <
> > steffenrochel@gmail.com>
> >     wrote:
> >
> >     > Aaron - we should keep instructions how to build from source.
> > Updating and
> >     > re-organizing makes sense to me.
> >     > Steffen
> >     >
> >     > On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 4:54 PM Aaron Markham <
> > aaron.s.markham@gmail.com>
> >     > wrote:
> >     >
> >     > > Hello,
> >     > > I was looking into the C++ instructions and came across this
> > seemingly
> >     > > pretty old page:
> >     > > https://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/install/build_from_source
> >     > >
> >     > > I think it has several inaccuracies as different/updated
> > installation
> >     > info
> >     > > has been added to different pages.
> >     > >
> >     > > Should it be deleted?
> >     > >
> >     > > Or should a specific build from source page be maintained
> > (moving/copying
> >     > > info from the other more recently updated pages)?
> >     > >
> >     > > I'm really thinking that it would be easier to maintain if each
> OS
> > had
> >     > its
> >     > > own page, Python/pip info had its own page, then bindings had
> > their own
> >     > > pages.
> >     > >
> >     > > Other suggestions?
> >     > >
> >     > > Cheers,
> >     > > Aaron
> >     > >
> >     >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>

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