[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sun Feb 7 19:54:37 CST 2010


On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 6:23 PM, David Cournapeau <david@silveregg.co.jp>wrote:

> Jarrod Millman wrote:
> >  Just
> > to be clear, I would prefer to see the ABI-breaking release be called
> > 2.0.  I don't see why we have to get the release out in three weeks,
> > though.  I think it would be better to use this opportunity to take
> > some time to make sure we get it right.
>
> As a compromise, what about the following:
>        - remove ABI-incompatible changes for 1.4.x
>

+1

>        - release a 1.5.0 marked as experimental, with everything that
> Travis
> wants to put in. It would be a preview for python 3k as well, so it
> conveys the idea that it is experimental pretty well.
>

I've got to agree with Darren here. 2.0 marks the API break, nothing more,
nothing less. That's what the major number is for.


>        - the 1.6.x branch would be a polished 1.5.x.
>
>
No one expects a x.0.0 release to be polished ;)


> The advantages is that 1.5.0 can be push relatively early, but we would
> still keep 1.4.0 as the "stable" release, against which every other
> binary installer should be built (scipy, mpl).
>
>
Just push out 2.0 early.

Chuck
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