[SciPy-Dev] 0.13.0 release schedule

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Mon Aug 5 00:39:24 CDT 2013


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:12 AM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> It's time to start thinking about the 0.13.0 release. I have just
> submitted
> >> an update to the release notes (
> https://github.com/scipy/scipy/pull/2685),
> >> it would be great if you could check that and suggest more things that
> >> should be mentioned.
> >>
> >> My proposal for the release schedule is:
> >> Aug 17 (just before EuroScipy): beta 1
> >> Aug 31: rc 1
> >> Sep 12: rc 2 (if needed)
> >> Sep 22: final release
> >>
> >> Does that work for everyone? If there are critical issues for this
> release
> >> that are not listed at
> >> https://github.com/scipy/scipy/issues?milestone=9&state=open please add
> >> them, or add a comment to the issue.
>
> I'd like to finally make the threatened API changes in io.matlab.  These
> are:
>
> 1) No longer search python system path for mat files.
> ``loadmat('somefile.mat')`` will now fail if the file is not in your
> current directory, and we won't search the python path for
> ``somefile.mat``:
> https://github.com/scipy/scipy/blob/master/scipy/io/matlab/mio.py#L37.
>  We threatened this would go away in the next version of scipy in
> commit 08cfc9 May 29 2010, and put in a FutureWarning in e7be18e Nov
> 2008
>
> 2) Change default saved 1D shape from column vector to row vector:
> https://github.com/scipy/scipy/blob/master/scipy/io/matlab/mio5.py#L817
>
> Threatened with FutureWarning in f7d9b150 Feb 2009 . Mat4 already
> saves 1D vectors as rows.
>
> 3) Raise an error when trying to save arrays with > 2 dimensions to mat4
> format:
> https://github.com/scipy/scipy/blob/master/scipy/io/matlab/mio4.py#L448
>
> DeprecationWarning since 54ae37d2b Jan 2010
>
> Is this acceptable to everyone?  If not, do y'all have suggestions
> about how to proceed with these?
>

These changed look fine to me. 3 years is more than enough advance warning.

Ralf
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