[Scipy-svn] r5464 - trunk/doc/release

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Wed Jan 14 01:29:40 CST 2009

Author: jarrod.millman
Date: 2009-01-14 01:29:39 -0600 (Wed, 14 Jan 2009)
New Revision: 5464

start 0.8.0 release notes

Added: trunk/doc/release/0.8.0-notes.rst
--- trunk/doc/release/0.8.0-notes.rst	2009-01-14 06:22:55 UTC (rev 5463)
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+SciPy 0.8.0 Release Notes
+.. contents::
+SciPy 0.8.0 is the culmination of 6 months of hard work. It contains
+many new features, numerous bug-fixes, improved test coverage and
+better documentation.  There have been a number of deprecations and
+API changes in this release, which are documented below.  All users
+are encouraged to upgrade to this release, as there are a large number
+of bug-fixes and optimizations.  Moreover, our development attention
+will now shift to bug-fix releases on the 0.8.x branch, and on adding
+new features on the development trunk.  This release requires Python
+2.4 - 2.6 and NumPy 1.3 or greater.
+Please note that SciPy is still considered to have "Beta" status, as
+we work toward a SciPy 1.0.0 release.  The 1.0.0 release will mark a
+major milestone in the development of SciPy, after which changing the
+package structure or API will be much more difficult.  Whilst these
+pre-1.0 releases are considered to have "Beta" status, we are
+committed to making them as bug-free as possible.  For example, in
+addition to fixing numerous bugs in this release, we have also doubled
+the number of unit tests since the last release.
+However, until the 1.0 release, we are aggressively reviewing and
+refining the functionality, organization, and interface. This is being
+done in an effort to make the package as coherent, intuitive, and
+useful as possible.  To achieve this, we need help from the community
+of users.  Specifically, we need feedback regarding all aspects of the
+project - everything - from which algorithms we implement, to details
+about our function's call signatures.
+Python 3.0
+Python 3.0 is not supported at all; it requires NumPy to be ported to
+Python 3.0.  This requires immense effort, since a lot of C code has
+to be ported.  The transition to 3.0 is still under consideration;
+currently, we don't have any timeline or roadmap for this transition.
+Major documentation improvements
+SciPy documentation is greatly improved.

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