[Numpy-discussion] Numpy 1.6 schedule (was: Numpy 2.0 schedule)

Christoph Gohlke cgohlke@uci....
Fri Mar 4 14:31:40 CST 2011



On 3/4/2011 11:54 AM, Christoph Gohlke wrote:
>
>
> On 3/4/2011 1:00 AM, Christoph Gohlke wrote:
>>
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>> On 3/3/2011 10:54 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM, Ralf Gommers
>>> <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:36 PM, Bruce Southey<bsouthey@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> On 02/28/2011 02:00 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM, Travis
>>>>>> Oliphant<oliphant@enthought.com>  wrote:
>>>>>>> The reason for a NumPy 1.6 suggestion, is that Mark (and others it
>>>>>>> would
>>>>>>> seem) have additional work and features that do not need to wait
>>>>>>> for the
>>>>>>> NumPy 2.0 ABI design to finalize in order to get out there.
>>>>>>> If someone is willing to manage the release of NumPy 1.6, then it
>>>>>>> sounds
>>>>>>> like a great idea to me.
>>>>>> This thread ended without a conclusion a month ago. Now I think master
>>>>>> is in a better state than a month ago for a release (py 2.4/2.5/3.x
>>>>>> issues and segfault on OS X fixed, more testing of changes), and I
>>>>>> have a better idea of my free time for March/April. Basically, I have
>>>>>> a good amount of time for the next couple of weeks, and not so much at
>>>>>> the end of March / first half of April due to an inter-continental
>>>>>> move. But I think we can get out a beta by mid-March, and I can manage
>>>>>> the release.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I've had a look at the bug tracker, here's a list of tickets for 1.6:
>>>>>> #1748 (blocker: regression for astype('str'))
>>>>>> #1619 (issue with dtypes, with patch)
>>>>>> #1749 (distutils, py 3.2)
>>>>>> #1601 (distutils, py 3.2)
>>>>>> #1622 (Solaris segfault, with patch)
>>>>>> #1713 (Solaris segfault)
>>>>>> #1631 (Solaris segfault)
>>>
>>> The distutils tickets are resolved.
>>>
>>>>>> Proposed schedule:
>>>>>> March 15: beta 1
>>>>>> March 28: rc 1
>>>>>> April 17: rc 2 (if needed)
>>>>>> April 24: final release
>>>
>>> Any comments on the schedule or tickets?
>>>
>>> Before the first beta can be released I think #1748 should be fixed.
>>> Before the first RC the Solaris segfaults should be investigated, and
>>> documentation for the new iterator (Python docstrings and C API docs)
>>> and datetime should be written.
>>>
>>> Also, some testing on 64-bit Windows would be great, that usually
>>> turns up new issues so the sooner the better.
>>>
>>> Ralf
>>
>> Hi Ralf,
>>
>> the numpy master branch on github can not be compiled with Visual
>> Studio. A patch is attached. I'll test the builds tomorrow.
>>
>> Christoph
>>
>
> I tested the 32 and 64 bit msvc9/MKL builds for Python 2.7 and 3.2.
> There are few test failures (listed below) that look familiar.
>
> I also ran tests and/or examples of a few 3rd party packages that were
> built against numpy 1.5.1: scipy, pygame, PyMOL, numexpr, matplotlib,
> basemap, scikits.learn, ETS.mayavi, Bottleneck, pytables, and pandas.
>
> Most packages don't have any apparent problems.
> Scipy-0.9.0-win-amd64-py3.2 and Bottleneck-0.3.0 each have one test
> failure/error (also listed below).
>
> There is a problem with code generated by Cython 0.13: pytables-2.2.1
> and pandas-0.3.0, which were built with Cython 0.13, report several
> failures and do crash during the tests. This can probably be fixed by
> "recythonizing" with Cython 0.14.1.

Unfortunately recythonizing with Cython 0.14.1 did not help. Both 
packages still crash during tests when run against numpy 1.6.dev.

Christoph


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