[SciPy-Dev] ANN: SciPy 0.10 beta 1

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Sep 13 11:29:20 CDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com> wrote:

> **
> On 09/12/2011 04:36 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> Hi,
> I am pleased to announce the availability of the first beta release of
> SciPy 0.10.0. For this release over a 100 tickets and pull requests have
> been closed, and many new features have been added. Some of the highlights
> are:
>   - support for Bento as a build system for scipy
>   - generalized and shift-invert eigenvalue problems in sparse.linalg
>   - addition of discrete-time linear systems in the signal module
> Sources and binaries can be found at
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/scipy/files/scipy/0.10.0b1/, release
> notes are copied below.
> Binaries for Python 2.x are available, on Python 3 there are a few known
> problems that should be solved first. When they are, a second beta will
> follow.
> Please try this release and report problems on the mailing list.
>  The INSTALL.TXT and weave documentation still refers to svn and not git.
> Also, I do not know if the usage of 'svn' in the tools directory of the
> developmental version are valid.

The builds scripts under tools/ are outdated, I'm not sure if there's still
useful info in them.

> I noticed these two usages of svn in the release version:
> 1) 'scipy/setup.py': 'config.make_svn_version_py()  # installs
> __svn_version__.py'?
> 2) scipy/special/special_version.py

Should probably both be removed.

> The  __svn_version__.py was removed so  scipy/special/special_version.py
> fails:
> $ git log -p scipy/version.py
> commit 28a5f5f0e03b7746a43ae31925806cbf8df958a8
> Author: David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> <cournape@gmail.com>
> Date:   Sun May 10 06:57:17 2009 +0000
> [snip]
> With over a year and no complaints, perhaps we could just remove these
> rather than fix scipy/special/special_version.py?
> It is easy to fix but it has not changed since 2007 when it was apparently
> created!
> Can file a ticket if needed.

Please do. And if anyone feels like writing a patch that makes "grin svn"
return zero results, that would be helpful.

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