[IronPython] Ironclad 0.8 released

William Reade william at resolversystems.com
Thu Jan 29 14:12:34 CET 2009


Still no x64, although the necessary supporting changes are gradually 
creeping in. I can't give you a timescale, I'm afraid, but every person 
who asks me about it pushes it up my priority list :-).

Dan Shechter wrote:
> Congratulations...
>
> Is x64 fully supported?
>
>       Shechter.
>
> On 29/01/2009, at 13:43, William Reade <william at resolversystems.com> 
> wrote:
>
>> 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 
>> finished.
>> * 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.
>>
>> Cheers
>> William
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