[IronPython] Ironclad 0.8 released

William Reade william at resolversystems.com
Thu Jan 29 12:43:04 CET 2009

Hi all

I'm delighted to announce the release of Ironclad v0.8 -- the 
all-singing, all-dancing CPython API compatibility layer for IronPython 
-- available now from http://code.google.com/p/ironclad/ . Notable 
improvements over the last release include:

* Ironclad is now a neatly self-contained package -- just copy to your 
site-packages and 'import ironclad'.
* No more silly requirement to call ironclad.shutdown() when you're 
* A few performance improvements.
* Over 900 NumPy tests now pass: in fact, almost all the tests from the 
core, fft, lib, linalg, ma, oldnumeric and random subpackages.
* Over half the .pyds distributed with CPython 2.5 now import cleanly; 
some of them appear to actually work, including _hashlib and _elementtree.

Ironclad grows more stable and mature with every release, and I urge 
IronPython users to try it out and share their impressions: feedback, 
whether positive or negative, is always welcomed.


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