[Numpy-discussion] status of numpy 1.3.0

Francesc Alted faltet@pytables....
Mon Nov 24 07:57:32 CST 2008


A Monday 24 November 2008, David Cournapeau escrigué:
> Jarrod Millman wrote:
> > Now that scipy 0.7.0b1 has been tagged, I wanted to start planning
> > for the NumPy 1.3.0:
> > http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/milestone/1.3.0
>
> For completeness, we were wondering with  Jarrod if the main focus of
> 1.3 could be python 2.6 compatibility (plus what is already in, of
> course). This is mainly a concern on Mac OS X and Windows (numpy
> seems to build and work OK on 2.6 on linux last time I tried).
>
> The rationale was that although python 2.6 is not really a must have
> compared to 2.5 for most usage of numpy/scipy, since people are now
> directed to python 2.6 on python.org for windows and mac os X
> installs, getting it working on 2.6. ASAP would avoid too much
> trouble for newcomers.

Not only newcomers, we all know people that likes to have the latest 
software in their machines even, as you said, 2.6 is not a big step 
forward in terms of new functionality.  So +1 for having support for 
2.6 ASAP.

Cheers,

-- 
Francesc Alted


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