[AstroPy] ANN: vo.table 0.6 released

Michael Droettboom mdroe@stsci....
Wed Jul 21 16:44:05 CDT 2010


I have no experience submitting to PyPI (I generally get annoyed at 
packages that go out to PyPI because there's a better than even chance 
it loads the wrong version of something).  Since vo.table includes 
compiled code, does that mean I have to provide packages for all platforms?

Mike

On 07/21/2010 01:53 PM, Erik Tollerud wrote:
> Do you have plans to submit vo.table as a package to pypi? It would be
> useful to be able to specify it as a requirement for packages that
> might want to access VOTables, but currently the python install tools
> need a package to have a pypi entry to resolve the dependencies (at
> least, automatically)...
>
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Michael Droettboom<mdroe@stsci.edu>  wrote:
>    
>> I have made a new release of vo.table, a library for parsing, validating
>> and generating VOTable XML format files.
>>
>> This release adds the following features since 0.5:
>>
>> Changes since 0.5
>> =================
>>
>> - Initial support for conesearch, simple image access and simple
>>    spectrum access protocols.  This support should be considered
>>    experimental and subject to drastic changes in the future.
>>
>> - Support for VOTable 1.2
>>
>> - Improved compatibility with VOTable 1.0
>>
>> - Support for Python 3.x
>>
>> - All vo-specific warnings and exceptions have a number.  These
>>    warnings and exceptions are defined in the documentation.
>>
>> - Warnings and error messages are more detailed.
>>
>> - Only warnings indicating a violation of the specification are given
>>    type VOTableSpecWarning.
>>
>> - Improved compatibility with Python 2.6
>>
>> - C extension for writing XML, resulting in 2x speedup
>>
>> - Generally faster
>>
>> - More workarounds for invalid VOTABLE files in the wild
>>
>> BUGS:
>>
>> - Loading binary tables without an explicit 'nrows' is now fixed.
>>
>> - pyfits is not required -- will only be used when necessary.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> --
>> Michael Droettboom
>> Science Software Branch
>> Space Telescope Science Institute
>> Baltimore, Maryland, USA
>>
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