[IPython-dev] Tentative release plans...

Barry Wark barrywark at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 17:35:56 EDT 2008

+1 I'm really looking forward to the process control improvements for

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> how does a quick release next week sound for everyone?  Rationale: we
> all seem to agree that making more frequent releases to checkpoint
> development is good for the project, and recently we've had a large
> merge of all the previous ip1 code and docs, as well as all the
> frontend scaffolding.  I'd like to push for a release next week
> because we're almost done with the two things that in my mind were
> necessary:
> - process control, so it's easier to start/stop engines/controllers
> from within a python standalone script.  Min is hard at work on this.
> - testing: many of our recent headaches are due to our lack of testing
> for the core code in ip0, and with the upcoming frondend refactoring
> not having this fixed would simply be catastrophic.  I've thus
> 'enjoyed' for the last few days a knee-deep excursion into the
> intertwined jungle of unittest/doctest/nose and I'm almost done (will
> be by the weekend) with  a nose plugin that recognizes ipython
> docstrings, standalone ipython sessions and extension code with
> docstrings.  This will give us a way to quickly turn interactive
> sessions into doctests so anyone who's about to refactor some big
> piece of code can simply first paste a working session and then go
> hog-wild with the refactoring, safely knowing that any breakage will
> be automatically caught by the tests.
> The suggested timing is also due to the fact that Brian and I will
> both be together for a few days at a conference in San Diego, so we
> can find lunch/evening times to work and push the testing and
> logistics of a release.
> How does this sound to everyone?
> Keep in mind that we DON'T need to have everything in place!  We're
> trying to make releases reasonably frequently, so as long as we
> clearly mark what's ready and what's not yet, it's OK.  I just don't
> want to catch anyone in mid-stride with any specific changes.
> Cheers,
> f
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