[Scipy-svn] r6489 - branches/0.8.x/doc/release

scipy-svn@scip... scipy-svn@scip...
Mon Jun 7 06:50:47 CDT 2010

Author: rgommers
Date: 2010-06-07 06:50:47 -0500 (Mon, 07 Jun 2010)
New Revision: 6489

REL: update release notes for 0.8.0 release.

Modified: branches/0.8.x/doc/release/0.8.0-notes.rst
--- branches/0.8.x/doc/release/0.8.0-notes.rst	2010-06-07 11:42:24 UTC (rev 6488)
+++ branches/0.8.x/doc/release/0.8.0-notes.rst	2010-06-07 11:50:47 UTC (rev 6489)
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 .. contents::
-SciPy 0.8.0 is the culmination of XXX months of hard work. It contains
+SciPy 0.8.0 is the culmination of 17 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
@@ -12,16 +12,14 @@
 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.
+2.4 - 2.6 and NumPy 1.4.1 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.
+committed to making them as bug-free as possible.  
 However, until the 1.0 release, we are aggressively reviewing and
 refining the functionality, organization, and interface. This is being
@@ -37,7 +35,8 @@
 Python 3 compatibility is planned and is currently technically
 feasible, since Numpy has been ported. However, since the Python 3
 compatible Numpy 2.0 has not been released yet, support for Python 3
-in Scipy might not yet be included in Scipy 0.8.
+in Scipy is not yet included in Scipy 0.8.  SciPy 0.9, planned for fall 
+2010, will very likely include experimental support for Python 3.
 Major documentation improvements

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