[IPython-dev] Fwd: [IPython-user] IPython release soon?

Walter Dörwald walter at livinglogic.de
Tue May 2 12:45:55 EDT 2006

Ville Vainio wrote:
> On 5/2/06, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sure.  I can build an rc in the next couple of days and post it, and
>> if all goes well with it over 10-15 days, we can make the actual
>> release.  You should write the release notes for this one, since you
>> actually know much better than I what the new stuff is/does.  Now that
>> we have an easy-to-edit wiki, it might be a good idea to keep a real
>> "what's new" page.
> Ok, I'll put the release notes in the wiki. There's no real rush, I
> think sometime next week would be optimal (I'll have a bit more
> freetime in my hands then).
> Are ipipe and pyreadline both in a comfortably releasable condition at
> the moment? I think we should include a stable version of pyreadline
> in the windows distribution of ipython.

ipipe isn't stable in the sense that it has survived the impact of
external forces ;)

But currently I can't think of any API changes that wouldn't be
backwards compatible. If we switch to generic functions for xrepr() etc.
this can be done with the __xrepr__() methods as fallbacks. Another
change might be that all pipes are able to yield more data even if the
input has raised StopIeration once (this would e.g. make it possible to
implement the equivalent of "tail -f foo"), but this only affects the
individual pipes.

What missing is help strings for the new find commands, but after that,
I think ipipe is ready for publication.


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