[Numpy-discussion] Release of NumPy
Charles R Harris
Tue Apr 15 00:10:21 CDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Travis E. Oliphant <email@example.com>
> After the SciPy sprints some useful discussions took place that helped
> us all realize that we have made enough changes to the code base that we
> will need to call any release from the trunk 1.1
> I don't think that is a big problem. However, there have also been a
> lot of substantial bug fixes that really deserve to be applied against
> 1.0.4 and released as 1.0.5
> So, the question is. Do we have enough energy in the community to
> release the current trunk as 1.1 as well as release 1.0.5 which does not
> contain any of the code/api changes, but just the bug fixes? The answer
> will be yes if somebody volunteers to back-port just the bug-fixes to
> 1.0.4. I would really like there to be a bug-fix 1.0.5 release if at
> all possible.
I think we have a long way to go to get to 1.1. What API changes have we
made that are so great that we can't release 1.0.5? The only area where I
have seen real problems is in masked arrays. My preference would be to
release the trunk as 1.0.5, and if not, simply deprecate 1.0.4 and move to
1.1. I don't think it's worth the time and effort to backport anything.
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