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

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Fri Feb 10 13:51:57 CST 2012


On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:19 AM, Ralf Gommers
> <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> 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
> >>
> > +1 for dropping Python 2.5 support also for an LTS release. That will
> make
> > it a lot easier to use str.format() and the with statement (plus many
> other
> > things) going forward, without having to think about if your changes can
> be
> > backported to that LTS release.
>
> At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would really like to
> stay to 2.4, especially for a long term release :) This is still the
> basis used by a lots of long-term python products. If we can support
> 2.4 for a LTS, I would then be much more comfortable to allow bumping
> to 2.5 for 1.8.
>

At the very least someone should step up to do the testing or maintain a
buildbot for Python 2.4 then. Also for scipy, assuming that scipy keeps
supporting the same Python versions as numpy.

Ralf
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