[Numpy-discussion] Numpy 1.6 schedule (was: Numpy 2.0 schedule)

Christoph Gohlke cgohlke@uci....
Fri Mar 4 03:00:09 CST 2011

On 3/3/2011 10:54 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM, Ralf Gommers
> <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>  wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:36 PM, Bruce Southey<bsouthey@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On 02/28/2011 02:00 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM, Travis Oliphant<oliphant@enthought.com>    wrote:
>>>>> The reason for a NumPy 1.6 suggestion, is that Mark (and others it would
>>>>> seem) have additional work and features that do not need to wait for the
>>>>> NumPy 2.0 ABI design to finalize in order to get out there.
>>>>> If someone is willing to manage the release of NumPy 1.6, then it sounds
>>>>> like a great idea to me.
>>>> This thread ended without a conclusion a month ago. Now I think master
>>>> is in a better state than a month ago for a release (py 2.4/2.5/3.x
>>>> issues and segfault on OS X fixed, more testing of changes), and I
>>>> have a better idea of my free time for March/April. Basically, I have
>>>> a good amount of time for the next couple of weeks, and not so much at
>>>> the end of March / first half of April due to an inter-continental
>>>> move. But I think we can get out a beta by mid-March, and I can manage
>>>> the release.
>>>> I've had a look at the bug tracker, here's a list of tickets for 1.6:
>>>> #1748 (blocker: regression for astype('str'))
>>>> #1619 (issue with dtypes, with patch)
>>>> #1749 (distutils, py 3.2)
>>>> #1601 (distutils, py 3.2)
>>>> #1622 (Solaris segfault, with patch)
>>>> #1713 (Solaris segfault)
>>>> #1631 (Solaris segfault)
> The distutils tickets are resolved.
>>>> Proposed schedule:
>>>> March 15: beta 1
>>>> March 28: rc 1
>>>> April 17: rc 2 (if needed)
>>>> April 24: final release
> Any comments on the schedule or tickets?
> Before the first beta can be released I think #1748 should be fixed.
> Before the first RC the Solaris segfaults should be investigated, and
> documentation for the new iterator (Python docstrings and C API docs)
> and datetime should be written.
> Also, some testing on 64-bit Windows would be great, that usually
> turns up new issues so the sooner the better.
> Ralf

Hi Ralf,

the numpy master branch on github can not be compiled with Visual 
Studio. A patch is attached. I'll test the builds tomorrow.


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