[Numpy-discussion] On making Numpy 1.7 a long term support release.

Travis Oliphant travis@continuum...
Sun Feb 5 00:33:49 CST 2012


I think supporting Python 2.5 and above is completely fine.  I'd even be in favor of bumping up to Python 2.6 for NumPy 1.7 and certainly for NumPy 2.8

-Travis



On Feb 4, 2012, at 10:13 PM, Bruce Southey wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io> wrote:
>>> 
>>> We are spending a lot of time on NumPy and will be for the next few
>>> months.  I think that 1.8 will be a better long term release.  We need a few
>>> more fundamental features yet.
>>> 
>>> Look for a roadmap document for discussion from Mark Wiebe and I within
>>> the week about NumPy 1.8 which has a target release of June 2012.
>>> 
>> 
>> Looking forward to that document.
>> 
>> Chuck
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> 
> A suitable long term release would include deprecating old macros,
> datetime and einsum. While I would like to include NA, I am rather
> concerned with the recent bugs that have been uncovered with it. So I
> am rather wary of having to forced to backport fixes simply because
> someone said we would "support with bug fixes for the next 2-3 years".
> Rather at least clearly indicate that not every fix will be
> backported.
> 
> I propose that we use this opportunity end support for Python 2.4
> especially since Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 is February 29th,
> 2012. According to SourceForge, the last available binary release for
> Python 2.4 was for numpy 1.2.1 (released 2008-10-29). There is still
> quite a few downloads (3769) of the Python 2.5 numpy 1,6.1 binary.
> 
> Bruce
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