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

Charles R Harris charles.harris at sdl.usu.edu
Wed Jan 19 11:39:38 CST 2005

On Tue, 2005-01-18 at 23:49 -0600, Joe Cooper wrote:
> 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
> - The Enthought Open Source Python tools have been added.  This includes 
> a few things that migrated out of the SciPy CVS repository and into the 
> Enthought SVN repository about a year ago, or thereabouts. 
> Specifically, new versions of traits, chaco, kiva, etc.  It's all really 
> cool, but documentation is not yet available that I know of.  If it 
> doesn't work for you, ask Dave lots of questions.  Tell him I said it 
> would be OK.  (I'm joking.  Don't ask Dave anything.  Documentation 
> exists, somewhere, and I'll chase someone around the office until it is 
> made available on the website.)
> - matplotlib
> - Pyrex
> - Elmer
> - Most packages have been updated to their latest revision, with 
> exceptions for compatibility
> - readline (from UNC Tools, to be specific)
> - Additional documentation and some reorganization of the menus to make 
> it less confusing and more functional
> - An extra 20 megabytes of random-seeming stuff...Woohoo!  It's not over 
> 100MB, yet, but I reckon one more revision will do it.
> What isn't in this latest version:
> - Python 2.4
> There will be an all-singing, all-dancing, all-new, from-scratch Enthon 
> built from the new MSI-based Python 2.4 installer, but it's a pretty big 
> job, so I wanted to get a final 2.3 release out into the world before I 
> hunker down and figure out the new msi installer.  That said, I'm 
> downright ecstatic to be giving Wise the boot.  If I never see that line 
> editor again in this lifetime, it will be too soon.
> In the meantime, if you all can grab this latest test release and let me 
> know how it works for you, I'd be very grateful.  Do whatever it is that 
> you currently do with build 1057 of Enthon (the last public release), 
> and if it doesn't work right in build 1062, let me know--send the error 
> output and a test case so I can reproduce it and know it is fixed.  If 
> there's other stuff you'd like to be able to do, but Enthon never quite 
> worked right, I won't mind hearing about that either.
> So, without further ado, here's the link:
> http://download.enthought.com/enthought_python-2.3.3-1062.exe
 Is there any thought of including pyTables and the HDF5 libraries? I
use these myself on a regular basis.

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