[SciPy-Dev] ANN: SciPy 0.10.0 beta 2

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Mon Sep 19 14:26:09 CDT 2011


On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:02:08 +0200, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> [clip]
> > The first beta release of scipy 0.10.0 was, well, beta quality, therefore
> I
> > am pleased to announce the availability of the second 0.10.0 beta
> release.
>
> I suggest we add two new sections to the release notes.
>
> (i) We could add a brief summary list of backward incompatible
> changes. This should make it easier for people to see what to change
> in their code. It duplicates part of the info in the release notes,
> but could be useful, as it allows to see everything relevant at a glance.
>
> Backward incompatible changes
> =============================
>
> * one-line summary list of backward incompatible changes
>

Wouldn't this be an exact copy of the "Removed features" section? I'm not
aware of any other changes that are backwards incompatible.


> * list also deprecations
>
>
> (ii) We could steal some ideas from Sympy and add a list of contributors
> to the release notes. Sure, we have a list in THANKS.txt, but who actually
> reads that?
>
> Authors
> =======
>
> This release contains work by the following people (contributed at least
> one patch to this release, names in alphabetical order):
>
> * Jeff Armstrong+
> * Matthew Brett
> * Lars Buitinck+
> * David Cournapeau
> * FI$H 2000+
> * Michael McNeil Forbes+
> * Matty G+
> * Christoph Gohlke
> * Ralf Gommers
> * Yaroslav Halchenko
> * Charles Harris
> * Thouis (Ray) Jones+
> * Chris Jordan-Squire+
> * Robert Kern
> * Chris Lasher+
> * Wes McKinney+
> * Travis Oliphant
> * Fabian Pedregosa
> * Josef Perktold
> * Thomas Robitaille+
> * Pim Schellart+
> * Anthony Scopatz+
> * Skipper Seabold+
> * Fazlul Shahriar+
> * David Simcha+
> * Scott Sinclair+
> * Andrey Smirnov+
> * Collin RM Stocks+
> * Martin Teichmann+
> * Jake Vanderplas+
> * Gaël Varoquaux+
> * Pauli Virtanen
> * Stefan van der Walt
> * Warren Weckesser
> * Mark Wiebe+
>
> A total of 35 people contributed to this release.
> People with a "+" by their names contributed a patch for the first time.
>
>
> NOTE: I didn't check this list manually, so there might be some names
> missing. It's produced by this script http://pav.iki.fi/tmp/git-authors
> based on commit author names and log messages.
>
> This is a very good idea. Thanks for doing that, with a nice name mapping
even. Shall we also expand "Pierre GM", or is Pierre really attached to
those initials?
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