[Numpy-discussion] Branching 1.1.x and starting 1.2.x development

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue May 20 10:37:02 CDT 2008


On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 6:11 AM, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu>
wrote:

> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 3:47 AM, Pearu Peterson <pearu@cens.ioc.ee> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 20, 2008 12:59 pm, Jarrod Millman wrote:
> >
> >> Commits to the trunk (1.2.x) should follow these rules:
> >>
> >> 1.  Documentation fixes are allowed and strongly encouraged.
> >> 2.  Bug-fixes are strongly encouraged.
> >> 3.  Do not break backwards compatibility.
> >> 4.  New features are permissible.
> >> 5.  New tests are highly desirable.
> >> 6.  If you add a new feature, it must have tests.
> >> 7.  If you fix a bug, it must have tests.
> >>
> >> If you want to break a rule, don't.  If you feel you absolutely have
> >> to, please don't--but feel free send an email to the list explain your
> >> problem.
> > ...
> >> In particular, let me know it there is some aspect of this that
> >> you simply refuse to agree to in at least principle.
> >
> > Since you asked, I have a problem with the rule 7 when applying
> > it to packages like numpy.distutils and numpy.f2py, for instance.
>
> I obviously knew this would be controversial.  Personally, I would
> prefer if we boldly state that tests are required.  I know that this
> "rule" will be broken occasionally and may not even always make sense.
>  We could  change the language to be something like "if you a fix a
> bug, there should be tests".  Saying "you must" means that you're
> breaking a rule when you don't.  Importantly I am not proposing that
> we have some new enforcement mechanism; I am happy to leave this to
> Stefan and whoever else wants to join him. (Thanks Stefan--you have
> taken on a tough job!)
>
> However, let's not worry too much about this at this point.  Let's get
> 1.1.0 out.  I think everyone agrees that unit tests are a good idea,
> some are more passionate than others.  We need to figure out how best
> to increase the number of tests, but we are doing a great job
> currently.  NumPy 1.0.4 had around 686 tests and the trunk now has
> roughly 996 tests.
>
> For now, let's officially consider rules 6 and 7 to have question
> marks at the end of them.  Once 1.1.0 is out and we have started
> developing 1.2, we can start this conversation again.
>

Two of the buildbots are showing problems, probably installation related,
but it would be nice to see all green before the release.

Chuck
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