[IPython-dev] Starting to plan for 0.11 (this time for real)

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Sat Oct 30 03:36:03 EDT 2010

Hi there,

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 08:28:19PM -0700, Fernando Perez wrote:
> I have to say that I simply didn't have Brian's boldness to propose
> this, but I think it's the right thing to do, ultimately.  It *is*
> painful in the short term, but it's also the honest approach.  I keep
> forgetting but Brian reminded me that even the Twisted-based code in
> 0.11 has serious regressions re. the 0.10.x series, since in the big
> refactoring for 0.11 not quite everything made it through.

I haven't been contributing to the discussion, because I don't have any
time to contribute. Here is my gut feeling and an end user:

Progress made in 0.11 looks awesome. However, I am not sure what the net
gain is for an user. It seems to me that the core architecture is there,
but the end-user aspects are not finished. The twisted code is gone, but
I hear that the pyzmq code to replace it is not stable yet. So, here is
the question: why release now, and not in 6 months? If you release now,
distributions will almost automatically package 0.11, so it will land on
user's boxes.

This is a naive question, I may very well have missed important aspect of
the discussion.


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