[Numpy-discussion] Code Freeze for NumPy 1.7

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sun Jul 15 12:10:36 CDT 2012


On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Ralf Gommers <
> ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Ralf Gommers
> >>> <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 12:45 AM, Travis Oliphant <
> travis@continuum.io>
> >>> > wrote:
> >>> >>
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Hey all,
> >>> >>
> >>> >> We are nearing a code-freeze for NumPy 1.7.   Are there any
> >>> >> last-minute
> >>> >> changes people are wanting to push into NumPy 1.7?  We should
> discuss
> >>> >> them
> >>> >> as soon as possible.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> I'm proposing a code-freeze at midnight UTC on July 18th (7:00pm CDT
> >>> >> on
> >>> >> July 17th).   This will allow the creation of beta releases of NumPy
> >>> >> on the
> >>> >> 18th of July. This is a few days later than originally hoped for ---
> >>> >> largely
> >>> >> due to unexpected travel schedules of Ondrej and I, but it does give
> >>> >> people
> >>> >> a few more days to get patches in.  Of course, we will be able to
> >>> >> apply
> >>> >> bug-fixes to the 1.7.x branch once the tag is made.
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > What about the tickets still open for 1.7.0
> >>> > (http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/report/3)? There are a few
> important
> >>> > ones
> >>> > left.
> >>> >
> >>> > These I would consider blockers:
> >>> >   - #2108 Datetime failures with MinGW
> >>>
> >>> Is there a description anywhere of what the problem actually is here?
> >>> I looked at the ticket, which referred to a PR, and it's hard to work
> >>> out from the PR discussion what the actual remaining test failures are
> >>> -- and there definitely doesn't seem to be any description of the
> >>> underlying problem. (Something about working 64-bit time_t on windows
> >>> being difficult depending on the compiler used?)
> >>
> >>
> >> There's a lot more discussion on
> >> http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1909
> >> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/156
> >> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/161.
> >>
> >> The issue is that for MinGW 3.x some _s / _t functions seem to be
> missing.
> >> And we don't yet support MinGW 4.x.
> >>
> >> Current issues can be seen from the last test log on our Windows XP
> >> buildbot (June 29,
> >>
> http://buildbot.scipy.org/builders/Windows_XP_x86/builds/1124/steps/shell_1/logs/stdio
> ):
> >>
> >> ======================================================================
> >> ERROR: test_datetime_arange (test_datetime.TestDateTime)
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >>   File
> >>
> "C:\buildbot\numpy\b11\numpy-install\Lib\site-packages\numpy\core\tests\test_datetime.py",
> >> line 1351, in test_datetime_arange
> >>     assert_raises(ValueError, np.arange, np.datetime64('today'),
> >> OSError: Failed to use '_localtime64_s' to convert to a local time
> >>
> >> ======================================================================
> >> ERROR: test_datetime_y2038 (test_datetime.TestDateTime)
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >>   File
> >>
> "C:\buildbot\numpy\b11\numpy-install\Lib\site-packages\numpy\core\tests\test_datetime.py",
> >> line 1706, in test_datetime_y2038
> >>     a = np.datetime64('2038-01-20T13:21:14')
> >> OSError: Failed to use '_gmtime64_s' to convert to a UTC time
> >>
> >> ======================================================================
> >> ERROR: test_pydatetime_creation (test_datetime.TestDateTime)
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >>   File
> >>
> "C:\buildbot\numpy\b11\numpy-install\Lib\site-packages\numpy\core\tests\test_datetime.py",
> >> line 467, in test_pydatetime_creation
> >>     a = np.array(['today', datetime.date.today()], dtype='M8[D]')
> >> OSError: Failed to use '_localtime64_s' to convert to a local time
> >>
> >> ======================================================================
> >> ERROR: test_string_parser_variants (test_datetime.TestDateTime)
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >>   File
> >>
> "C:\buildbot\numpy\b11\numpy-install\Lib\site-packages\numpy\core\tests\test_datetime.py",
> >> line 1054, in test_string_parser_variants
> >>     assert_equal(np.array(['1980-02-29T01:02:03'], np.dtype('M8[s]')),
> >> OSError: Failed to use '_gmtime64_s' to convert to a UTC time
> >>
> >> ======================================================================
> >> ERROR: test_timedelta_scalar_construction_units
> >> (test_datetime.TestDateTime)
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >>   File
> >>
> "C:\buildbot\numpy\b11\numpy-install\Lib\site-packages\numpy\core\tests\test_datetime.py",
> >> line 287, in test_timedelta_scalar_construction_units
> >>     assert_equal(np.datetime64('2010-03-12T17').dtype,
> >> OSError: Failed to use '_gmtime64_s' to convert to a UTC time
> >>
> >> ======================================================================
> >> ERROR: Failure: OSError (Failed to use '_gmtime64_s' to convert to a UTC
> >> time)
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >>   File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\nose\loader.py", line 382, in
> >> loadTestsFromName
> >>     addr.filename, addr.module)
> >>   File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\nose\importer.py", line 39, in
> >> importFromPath
> >>     return self.importFromDir(dir_path, fqname)
> >>   File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\nose\importer.py", line 86, in
> >> importFromDir
> >>     mod = load_module(part_fqname, fh, filename, desc)
> >>   File
> >>
> "C:\buildbot\numpy\b11\numpy-install\Lib\site-packages\numpy\core\tests\test_multiarray.py",
> >> line 916, in <module>
> >>     class TestArgmax(TestCase):
> >>   File
> >>
> "C:\buildbot\numpy\b11\numpy-install\Lib\site-packages\numpy\core\tests\test_multiarray.py",
> >> line 938, in TestArgmax
> >>     np.datetime64('1994-06-21T14:43:15'),
> >> OSError: Failed to use '_gmtime64_s' to convert to a UTC time
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I've wondered about the current status of MinGW 4.x, the mingw.orgrelease
> > of GCC 4.7.0 was June 7. Looks like it is still 32 bits and breaks the
> ABI
>
> The main issue with mingw 4.x is the dependency on mingw runtimes.
> With 3.x, it was possible to statically link everything, but not with
> 4.x. Distributing DLL outside numpy is not a good idea IMO, and I
> don't know how to share DLL across python extensions without putting
> them in the python installation (which does not sound like a good idea
> either).
>
>
Have you looked at TDM <http://tdm-gcc.tdragon.net/>? A cursory look
implies that the std/stdc++ libraries can be statically linked.

Chuck
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