I installed w.2017.41 via newinstall (using the v14 copy of newinstall), just a couple of days ago. I allowed it to install miniconda3 for me. The package list looks a bit old, including matplotlib 1.5.1. I’m testing some updates to code that includes matplotlib 2 features. Taking a peek at the package list in github, it appears there was an upgrade on Sept 6th, which includes matplotlib 2:
I don’t see any particular tags or branches that would indicate what version of conda3_packages-linux-64.txt is used during the installation process - how is that determined, and do I have any control over it? I hear that the shared stack on lsst-dev is using matplotlib 2.x, is that done by using lsstsw instead? I’m open to doing that instead, but I’m also trying to maintain some amount of reproducibility.