[Numpy-discussion] 1.7 blockers

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sun Mar 25 16:14:24 CDT 2012


On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Charles R Harris <
charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> There several problems with numpy master that need to be fixed before a
> release can be considered.
>
>    1. Datetime on windows with mingw.
>    2. Bus error on SPARC, ticket #2076.
>    3. NA and real/complex views of complex arrays.
>
> Number 1 has been proved to be particularly difficult, any help or
> suggestions for that would be much appreciated. The current work has been
> going in pull request 214 <https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/214>.
>
> This isn't to say that there aren't a ton of other things that need fixing
> or that we can skip out on the current stack of pull requests, but I think
> it is impossible to consider a release while those three problems are
> outstanding.
>
Why do you consider (2) a blocker? Not saying it's not important, but there
are eight other open tickets with segfaults. Some are more esoteric than
other, but I don't see why for example #1713 and #1808 are less important
than this one.

#1522 provides a patch that fixes a segfault by the way, could use a review.

Ralf
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