[Numpy-discussion] I am volunteering to be the release manager for NumPy 126.96.36.199 and SciPy 0.5.2
Thu Aug 9 21:42:05 CDT 2007
Jarrod Millman wrote:
> I volunteer to be the release manager for NumPy 188.8.131.52 and SciPy
> 0.5.3. In order to actually get them both released I will obviously
> need some help. But given the amount of work required and the number
> of people who have offered to help, I believe this will be doable.
> Given the extensive discussion about what is needed for these
> releases, I am fairly confident that I know what needs to be done. I
> will try to be very specific about what I will do and what I will need
> help with. Basically, I am just rewriting the plan described by
> Robert Kern last month. Please let me know if you have any
> suggestions/comments/problems with this plan and please let me know if
> you can commit to helping in any way.
> [[NOTE: I just (on Monday) hired 2 full-time programmers to work on
> the neuroimaging in python (NIPY) project, so they will be able to
> help out with bug fixing as well as testing the pre-releases on
> different platforms.]]
> Releasing NumPy 184.108.40.206
> On July 24th, Robert suggested making a numpy 220.127.116.11 point release.
> He was concerned that there were some changes in numpy.distutils that
> needed to cook a little longer. So I am offering to make a 18.104.22.168
> release. If Travis or one of the other core NumPy developers want to
> make a 1.0.4 release in the next week or so, then there won't be a
> need for a 22.214.171.124 release.
> First, I will branch from the 1.0.3 tag:
> svn cp http://svn.scipy.org/svn/numpy/tags/1.0.3
> Second, I will apply all the patches necessary to build scipy from
> svn, but nothing else. Then I will just follow the NumPy release
> instructions: http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/wiki/MakingReleases
> I will make the tarball and source rpm; but will need help with
> everything else. Things will go faster if someone else can build the
> Windows binaries.
For windows, I understand the main problem is ATLAS, right ? I have
discussed a bit the issue with Clint Whaley (the main developer of
ATLAS), and I think I got a way to build ATLAS without using SSE (which
caused trouble for some "old" ATHLON last time, AFAIK). I can provide
the informations to you; I would just need someone to test the binaries
on a non SSE machine, since I don't have any myself.
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