[SciPy-Dev] Scipy 1.0 roadmap

Nathaniel Smith njs@pobox....
Sat Sep 21 17:35:48 CDT 2013


On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
> - topics like "do we need a roadmap?" or "what does 1.0-ready really mean?"
> are discussed on this thread.

I would be curious what the answers are to these questions :-).

This looks like a big list with many good improvements on it, but I'm
not sure what makes them "1.0 changes" instead of just "good changes
we should do". Does 1.0 mean we can break a lot of stuff at once and
get away with it? Does it mean that after that we're not allowed to
change things like this ever again so we have to get it right (and
maybe keep slipping the schedule until we're certain)?  Does it mean
no more releases until all the below things happen? Or on the other
extreme, does it mean that someone will keep an eye on this list, and
at some point maybe in a few years when we notice that all of these
things have happened, then the next release gets called "1.0" instead
of "0.18" or whatever?

I think when you start talking about "1.0" people have very strong
conflicting assumptions about what this "obviously" means, so...

-n


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