[IPython-dev] Should we do an IPython 4.1 soon ?

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 07:39:12 EST 2015

Given the resources involved in getting notebook-4.1 out the door, I think
we should probably focus on that and wait on starting the IPython release
process until notebook-4.1 ships, but I think we can start IPython 4.1
immediately after we ship the notebook release. I think IPython's in a
pretty releasable state right now, so it shouldn't take long to ship
IPython 4.1.


On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Matthias Bussonnier <
bussonniermatthias at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> With the separation of the multiple project, as of The Big Split,
> the pace on IPython terminal itself has been much slower than usual, with
> relatively low number of new features, but still a few bug fixes and
> improvement
> here and there that users are waiting for.
> For example no PR merged in 13 days as of this writing, and nothing
> especially important for 4.1.
> I propose that we release a 4.1 mostly bug fix soon (monthish ? Earlier
> ?), and try to keep now a relatively
> slow moving, regular minor release for the 4.x branch, like one minor
> release every 8 weeks.
> I’ve already put a 4.1 release for mid January in GitHub, and 4.2 2 month
> after that.
> I think a regular release schedule would be welcomed for us (we tend to
> live of master and forget that end user
> experience bugs) and for end user to know what to expect.
> That would likely mean that any API breakage PR would be targeted as 5.0
> branch.
> Thoughts  ?
> --
> M
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