[Numpy-discussion] Release of NumPy

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue Apr 15 00:38:44 CDT 2008


On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:28 PM, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu>
wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:10 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
>
> I was originally expecting to release the trunk as 1.0.5, but I just
> started worrying that we had been a little too liberal (mea culpa)
> with allowing some code changes that were pushing in API breakage and
> new features.  Since I think the trunk is fairly stable and we should
> release ASAP, I propose to have a very short-lived 1.1 and move to
> developing 1.2 as soon as 1.1 is released.  This will also allow us to
> "officially" deprecate or warn users about upcoming changes in 1.2 in
> the 1.1 release series.
>

Let's not rush 1.1, then. I think with another week or two we should be able
to settle most of the outstanding bugs and it would be good to do so before
getting caught up in planning 1.2.

Chuck
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