[Numpy-discussion] I am volunteering to be the release manager for NumPy 1.0.3.1 and SciPy 0.5.2

Ryan Krauss ryanlists@gmail....
Fri Aug 10 08:47:56 CDT 2007


I have access to one non-SSE (or at least non-SSE2) machine that I can test on.

I sort of championed this cause the last time this came up out of fear
that my students would have these problems.  No one did.  So, I don't
know how many non-SSE machines are really out there.  This may not be
a big problem.

If we can support non-SSE machines without too much trouble or create
one windows binary that works for "everyone" without performance loss,
great.

I am still willing to test.

Ryan

On 8/9/07, David Cournapeau <david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Jarrod Millman wrote:
> > I volunteer to be the release manager for NumPy 1.0.3.1 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 1.0.3.1
> > ===================
> > On July 24th, Robert suggested making a numpy 1.0.3.1 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 1.0.3.1
> > 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 1.0.3.1 release.
> >
> > First, I will branch from the 1.0.3 tag:
> > svn cp http://svn.scipy.org/svn/numpy/tags/1.0.3
> > http://svn.scipy.org/svn/numpy/branches/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.
>
> cheers,
>
> David
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