[Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.2 Alpha 2 Available

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 17:28:19 CET 2012

On behalf of the IronPython team, I'm happy to announce the second
preview release of IronPython 2.7.2 is available at

Like all IronPython 2.7-series releases, .NET 4 is required to install
it. Installing this release will replace any existing IronPython
2.7-series installation.

Unlike previous releases, the assemblies for all supported platforms
are included in the installer as well as the zip package. IronPython
2.7.2 Alpha 2 includes support for .NET 3.5, .NET 4, Silverlight 4,
Silverlight 5, Mono for Android 4.0, and Windows Phone 7.5. Check the
"Platforms" directory for the required assemblies. Any feedback on the
supported platforms, especially for Android and Windows Phone, is
greatly appreciated.

The intent is to add support for MonoTouch prior to the final release
of 2.7.2, but it is a much bigger challenge. Windows 8 "Metro" apps
may also be supported, but the previews release is rather close to the
2.7.2 target date.

Otherwise, the biggest improvement in IronPython 2.7.2 is support for
the zipimport module, thanks to Alex Earl, and the sqlite3 module. A
bunch of other bugs have been fixed as well.

The final release of IronPython 2.7.2 is currently set for March 11.
Any fixes should be made available prior to the release of the RC on
March 4th.

- Jeff

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