[Numpy-discussion] Python2.4 support

Jarrod Millman millman@berkeley....
Sun Dec 7 15:21:53 CST 2008

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com> wrote:
> * What versions of Python should be supported by what version of
> numpy ? Are we to expect users to rely on Python2.5 for the upcoming
> 1.3.x ? Could we have some kind of timeline on the trac site or
> elsewhere (and if such a timeline exists already, can I get the link?) ?

NumPy 1.3.x should work with Python 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6.  At some point
we can drop 2.4, but I would like to wait a bit since we just dropped
2.3 support.  The timeline is on the trac site:

> * Talking about 1.3.x, what's the timeline? Are we still shooting for
> a release in 2008 or could we wait till mid Jan. 2009 ?

I am fine with pushing the release back, if there is interest in doing
that.  I have been mainly focusing on getting SciPy 0.7.x out, so I
haven't been following the NumPy development closely.  But it is good
that you are asking for more concrete details about the next NumPy
release.  We need to start making plans.  Does anyone have any
suggestions about whether we should push the release back?  Is 1 month
long enough?  What is left to do?

Please feel free to update the release notes, which are checked into the trunk:


Jarrod Millman
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