[Numpy-discussion] On making Numpy 1.7 a long term support release.

Travis Oliphant travis@continuum...
Sat Feb 4 16:03:27 CST 2012

We are spending a lot of time on NumPy and will be for the next few months.  I think that 1.8 will be a better long term release.  We need a few more fundamental features yet.  

Look for a roadmap document for discussion from Mark Wiebe and I within the week about NumPy 1.8 which has a target release of June 2012.



Travis Oliphant
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On Feb 4, 2012, at 11:37 AM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> In the discussion on deprecating old macros in 1.7 as part of pull request 189  the issue of how to move numpy forward and start clearing the decks of accumulated cruft arose. The proposal here is to make the 1.7 a long term support release that we support with bug fixes for the next 2-3 years, and start removing stuff in 1.8 and bump the Python version up to 2.6 (2.7?). The 1.7 release has NA, datetime, and einsum, and I think that is enough to keep folks happy for a while. I don't know what other major features might be on the horizon (labeled arrays?), but 1.7 looks like a good resting place to me.
> Thoughts?
> Chuck 
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