[SciPy-dev] [Numpy-discussion] Re: numpy.linalg prevents use of scipy.linalg?

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Sat Mar 4 11:07:16 CST 2006

Ed Schofield wrote:
>> No, I don't expect everyone to rebuild scipy every day. However, when you think
>> you've found a bug, it is standard procedure for you to build the most recent
>> version to test it and see if the bug is still there. So yes, I do expect people
>> to build from SVN when they're about to report a bug, but no more often.
> I don't expect this.  I think a bug report against the latest released
> version is better than no bug report.  If we think we've seen and fixed
> the bug in SVN, it takes us less time to reply "Hmmm, check this with
> the latest SVN" than it would take Zachary or another would-be bug
> reporter to check out and build the whole tree from SVN, just on the
> off-chance we've fixed it since then.  This lowers the barrier to entry
> for helpers.  Reading bug reports about the current released version can
> also be a helpful reminder to us of which bugs are still outstanding in
> the most recent release.

I don't want potential bug reports not to get filed, either.    This is 
another advantage of the ticket system on the trac pages.  The 
bug-reporter could just check that page to see if the problem has been 
fixed.   Alternatively, the bug-reporter can do a search through the 
newsgroup to see if the problem has been talked about and reported as 

I think requiring all bug-reporters to build from SVN is a bit of a 
barrier that we don't want to push at this stage.  Especially, when 
there may be many little bugs lurking from the transition.


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