[IPython-dev] IPython ubuntu packaging.

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 29 14:13:49 EDT 2011

On 09/29/2011 07:56 PM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> On 29 September 2011 18:27, Julian Taylor <jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
> <mailto:jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>     The ppa contains 0.11 and its dependencies (mirrored from debian) but
>     currently only for oneiric and natty.
>     After oneiric is released (~2 weeks) I plan on pushing 0.11 or 0.12 to
>     the main archive quite early in the 12.04 LTS cycle.
>     I will then move 0.1[12] to my "stable" ipython ppa and probably support
>     lucid if possible too.
>     Then I can add more or less bleeding edge -dev versions to my
>     ipython-dev ppa including tornado and maybe mathjax (which hopefully
>     will be in debian soon:
>     http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627518).
> Thanks for this, Julian. Do you have a feel for how much work it will be
> to prepare 0.12 for packaging? I'm hoping it will make it into the 12.04
> cycle, so it would be good to know roughly when the window closes.
> Thanks,
> Thomas

If you don't break the API to badly it will probably not be much work.
Pretty much all packaging work that had to be done was already done for
0.11 and should help making packaging of future releases a bit easier.

There should be plenty of time to get 0.12 or higher into 12.04, the
feature freeze will probably be end of February 2012, the release will
be end of April.

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