[Numpy-discussion] Numeric3

Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Wed Feb 9 03:05:34 CST 2005


Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Again,  from my perspective once Numeric3 is working reasonably well, 
> Numeric ceases to exist for me.  Yes others may continue to download it, 
> but I won't be maintaining it anymore.
> 
It is certainly fair for SciPy developers to focus on Numeric3/SciPy and 
stop maintaining Numeric. In open-source development, people get to 
choose what they want to work on. And if creating Numeric3 will lead to 
a more useable SciPy, I'm all for it.

 From the discussion on this list, it seems that there are still users 
who will continue to use Numeric for the time being. It would therefore 
be good if some of those users can become Numeric maintainers for the 
benefit of people who choose to continue using Numeric for now. Is 
anybody else interested in becoming a Numeric maintainer? Since the 
focus will be on maintenance rather than code development, I expect the 
workload to be acceptable. Is anybody else in favor of appointing 
Numeric maintainers?

--Michiel.




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