[Numpy-discussion] Removing datetime support for 1.4.x series ?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Feb 11 18:23:26 CST 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu>wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Jus to make sure I understand:
> > * 2.0 will be w/ datetime support and corresponds to the current trunk
> > * 1.5 will be w/o datetime support ?
> I may have misunderstood, but my understanding is that there will be
> no 1.5 release under the current proposal.  The next release will be
> 2.0 and will come out in 3-4 weeks time.  2.0 will basically be 1.4.0
> with at least the ABI changes Travis outlined.  If 2.0 is coming out
> in 3-4 weeks time we will need to be careful about how aggressive we
> are in terms of doing any more than 1.4 + ABI changes.
> Once the general plan is agreed upon, which seems to be the direction
> that things are headed, then we will need to decide whether we should
> just work on the trunk or use the 1.4 branch with possibly a few
> things backported from the branch.  I am happy to simply back whatever
> strategy David Cournapeau thinks is best.
I do think a 1.4.1 should be released without the datetime changes just so
there would be an updated version out there for slow adopters. We wouldn't
maintain it, though, it would be the end of the 1.x line.

> Personally, I would love to see Pauli's work toward supporting Py3k
> make it in to the NumPy 2.0 release and I believe that Pauli thinks
> that is reasonable to do in a 3-4 week timeframe.  I don't think we
> should even try to provide binaries for Py3k during this release,
> though.  I would also like to mark the numarray and numeric support as
> deprecated and planned for removal in NumPy 3.0.  Just marking it
> deprecated shouldn't cause any problems and should give anyone left
> using the old interfaces plenty of time to migrate prior to a future
> 3.0 release.

What about python version? Do we want to bump that up from 2.4?

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