Advice on Building a Wheel

How difficult might it be to produce a normal Python wheel for use outside of anaconda? We can’t really use Conda environments at my work but would love to use Orekit.

I’m willing to put in time and effort into the CI setup, just wanted to see if anyone has any pointers before I dive in. Fundamentally it seems possible, but I’m unfamiliar with the anaconda space.

At any rate, I could manually author a bunch of stuff to create the bindings, but I’m hoping there’s an easier way. I see that conda-build has an output format wheel, but with all the shenanigans going on in the orekit-feedstock repo, I doubt it’s that easy.


I don’t know if that suits your need, but (micro)mamba is a free, open-source alternative to anaconda.