[SciPy-user] [Numpy-discussion] [ANN] NumPy 0.9.6 released

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 13:40:32 CST 2006


Paul Ray wrote:
> On Mar 14, 2006, at 1:33 PM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
> 
>>>Just wondering, does this one also require an update to scipy?
>>>And in general do numpy updates always require an update to scipy,  
>>>too?
>>>Or is it only when the numpy C API interface changes?
>>
>>It's only when the C-API interface changes that this is necessary.
>>Pre-1.0 it is likely to happen at each release.
>>
>>After that it is less likely to happen.
> 
> Pre-1.0, I think it is fine for the version numbering to be a free- 
> for-all, as it has been.  There have been many times, it seems, where  
> the latest numpy didn't work with the latest scipy and stuff like that.
> 
> After 1.0, I would like to encourage some discipline with regards to  
> numpy version numbering.  From 1.0, the API should NOT change at all  
> until 1.1.  Releases like 1.0.1, 1.0.2, ... should be bug fixes only  
> (and possibly small additions, like new methods that weren't there  
> before).  But if any change will break code that USES numpy like  
> SciPy, Matplotlib, PyFITS, etc... it should require a minor version  
> increment to 1.1+.  Is that the basic plan of the numpy developers?

Yes.

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