[Numpy-discussion] On making Numpy 1.7 a long term support release.
Sat Feb 11 17:11:05 CST 2012
On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Travis Oliphant <email@example.com>wrote:
> NumPy 1.7 is due out in the next few weeks.
This depends on whether all the issues regarding the move to gcc 4.x on
Windows will be solved. Right now numpy is not releasable. Either those
issues get solved, or we have to do something about the part of datetime
that requires 4.x. Neither seems to be very easy.
> This will obviously support 2.4. It can be used for as long as people
> Right now, there is a plan for NumPy 1.8 to be released in the summer
> which will have much attention paid to it in order to improve the
> documentation, add bug-fixes, as well as make feature additions. Right
> now, the plan is to have that release support 2.5, however, major bug-fixes
> will be back-ported to the 1.7 series as patches are available. I suspect
> that different organizations will use different versions of NumPy as their
> own LTS. I plan on encouraging people to use 1.8 as the LTS.
> Work on NumPy 2.0 is already underway, but it will likely not be ready
> until January of 2013 at the earliest. Of course, there may be happy
> circumstances that accelerate that plan and other events that delay it.
> But, that is my best guess at the moment.
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 3:25 AM, David Cournapeau wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:19 AM, Ralf Gommers
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Travis Oliphant <email@example.com>
> >>> I think supporting Python 2.5 and above is completely fine. I'd even
> >>> in favor of bumping up to Python 2.6 for NumPy 1.7 and certainly for
> >>> 2.8
> >> +1 for dropping Python 2.5 support also for an LTS release. That will
> >> it a lot easier to use str.format() and the with statement (plus many
> >> things) going forward, without having to think about if your changes
> can be
> >> backported to that LTS release.
> > At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would really like to
> > stay to 2.4, especially for a long term release :) This is still the
> > basis used by a lots of long-term python products. If we can support
> > 2.4 for a LTS, I would then be much more comfortable to allow bumping
> > to 2.5 for 1.8.
> > David
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