[Numpy-discussion] A 1.6.2 release?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sun Apr 22 08:44:31 CDT 2012


On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>wrote:

>
>
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Charles R Harris <
> charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
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>> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM, Ralf Gommers <
>> ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Charles R Harris <
>>> charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> Given the amount of new stuff coming in 1.7 and the slip in it's
>>>> schedule, I wonder if it would be worth putting out a 1.6.2 release with
>>>> fixes for einsum, ticket 1578, perhaps some others. My reasoning is that
>>>> the fall releases of Fedora, Ubuntu are likely to still use 1.6 and they
>>>> might as well use a somewhat fixed up version. The downside is located and
>>>> backporting fixes is likely to be a fair amount of work. A 1.7 release
>>>> would be preferable, but I'm not sure when we can make that happen.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Travis still sounded hopeful of being able to resolve the 1.7 issues
>>> relatively soon. On the other hand, even if that's done in one month we'll
>>> still miss Debian stable and a 1.6.2 release won't be *that* much work.
>>>
>>> Let's go for it I would say.
>>>
>>> Aiming for a RC on May 2nd and final release on May 16th would work for
>>> me.
>>>
>>>
>> I count 280 BUG commits since 1.6.1, so we are going to need to thin
>> those out.
>>
>
> Indeed. We can discard all commits related to NA and datetime, and then we
> should find some balance between how important the fixes are and how much
> risk there is that they break something. I agree with the couple of
> backports you've done so far, but I propose to do the rest via PRs.
>
> There's also build issues. I checked all of those and sent a PR with
> backports of all the relevant ones:
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/258
>
>
Hi Ralf, I went ahead and merged those. What's the easiest way to make
things merge into the maintenance/1.6.x branch in the pull requests?

Chuck
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