[SciPy-dev] Python (Enthought Edition) for Windows test release

Joe Cooper joe at enthought.com
Wed Jan 19 00:26:48 CST 2005

Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu wrote:
> Hey Joe,
> Quoting Joe Cooper <joe at enthought.com>:
>>Hi all,
>>The much anticipated new release of the Enthought Edition of Python
>>(a.k.a. Enthon) is just about ready for release into the real world.
>>I'd like for some of you brave developer-type folks to give it a go
>>before I announce it more widely and link it from the Enthon home page.
>>Some highlights of the latest version:
>>- iPython 0.6.7_rc2 is the default shell
> Many thanks for this, I really appreciate it.  However, I have bad news: just
> today I committed a fix into CVS for a really nasty crash which can be
> triggered by a simple 'foo?', when foo is an instance without an __init__
> method.  Unfortunately since '?' is one of ipython's most frequently used
> features, this is really likely to bite a lot of users.
> I wish I'd caught this before, but for the last couple of weeks I've been mired
> in other things and hadn't been using ipython much myself.  I just got a crash
> report a couple of days ago from a user.
> I hate to report this to you right at the 11th hour, esp. considering that you
> gave me ample time to triple check everything.  But that's just how it goes, I
> honestly just checked the fix into CVS today.
> If it's at all possible to you to update ipython, I've put up an rc3 set of
> files here:
> http://ipython.scipy.org/dist/testing/
> There's .zip, .tar.gz and an rpm built on Fedora3 (py23).  It would be really
> nice if you could use this updated source instead of rc2, but I'll obviously
> understand (and take full blame) if you can't this late in the game.

It's not too late.  This is the kind of thing I want fixed before the 
real release happens.  I've updated iPython now, I'll start a new 
release building before I get out of here for the day.

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