[Numpy-discussion] Status of the 1.7 release

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Mon Dec 17 01:11:17 CST 2012


On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:26 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:

> On 16 Dec 2012 23:01, "Charles R Harris" <charlesr.harris@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Ondřej Čertík <ondrej.certik@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks Ralf and Nathan,
> >>
> >> I have put high priority on the issues that need to be fixed before the
> rc1.
> >> There are now 4 issues:
> >>
> >>
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues?labels=priority%3A+high&milestone=3&page=1&state=open
> >>
> >> I am working on the mingw one, as that one is the most difficult.
> >> Ralf (or anyone else), do you know how to fix this one:
> >>
> >> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues/438
> >>
> >> I am not very familiar with this part of numpy, so maybe you know how
> >> to document it well.
> >>
> >> The sooner we can fix these 4 issues, the sooner we can release.
> >>
> >
> > I believe mingw was updated last month to a new compiler version. I
> don't know what other changes there were, but it is possible that some
> problems have been fixed.
>
> It'd be worth checking in case it allows us to get off the (incredibly
> old) GCC that we currently require on windows. But that's a long-term
> problem that we probably shouldn't be messing with for 1.7 purposes. afaict
> all we need to do for 1.7 is switch to using our current POSIX code on
> win32 as well, instead of the (weird and broken) MS-specific API that we're
> currently using. (Plus suppress some totally spurious warnings):
> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2012-July/063346.html
>
> (Or I could be missing something, but I don't think any problems with that
> solution have been discussed on the list anyway.)
>
AFAICT Nathaniel's suggestion in the thread linked above is the way to go.

Trying again to go to gcc 4.x doesn't sound like a good idea. Probably
David C. already has a good idea about whether recent changes to MinGW have
made a difference to the issue he ran into about a year ago.

Ralf
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