[Numpy-discussion] A 1.6.2 release?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sun Apr 22 06:25:43 CDT 2012

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com
> > wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Charles R Harris <
>> charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Given the amount of new stuff coming in 1.7 and the slip in it's
>>> schedule, I wonder if it would be worth putting out a 1.6.2 release with
>>> fixes for einsum, ticket 1578, perhaps some others. My reasoning is that
>>> the fall releases of Fedora, Ubuntu are likely to still use 1.6 and they
>>> might as well use a somewhat fixed up version. The downside is located and
>>> backporting fixes is likely to be a fair amount of work. A 1.7 release
>>> would be preferable, but I'm not sure when we can make that happen.
>> Travis still sounded hopeful of being able to resolve the 1.7 issues
>> relatively soon. On the other hand, even if that's done in one month we'll
>> still miss Debian stable and a 1.6.2 release won't be *that* much work.
>> Let's go for it I would say.
>> Aiming for a RC on May 2nd and final release on May 16th would work for
>> me.
> I count 280 BUG commits since 1.6.1, so we are going to need to thin those
> out.

Indeed. We can discard all commits related to NA and datetime, and then we
should find some balance between how important the fixes are and how much
risk there is that they break something. I agree with the couple of
backports you've done so far, but I propose to do the rest via PRs.

There's also build issues. I checked all of those and sent a PR with
backports of all the relevant ones: https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/258

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