[Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.2 Beta 1 now available

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 17:24:34 CET 2012

On behalf of the IronPython team, I'm happy to announce the first (and
probably only) beta release of IronPython 2.7.2.

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 (http://xamarin.com/monoforandroid)
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. For
2.7.2, the mobile platforms should be treated as previews, and expect
them to change for 2.7.3.

The biggest improvements in IronPython 2.7.2 are support for the
zipimport module, thanks to Alex Earl, and the sqlite3 module. The
pyc.py compiler can now generate standalone executables by embedding
the IronPython assemblies. Many other bugs have been fixed as well.

IronPython 2.7.2 Beta 1 is also available on NuGet (http://nuget.org).
To add it to your project, run `Install-Package IronPython
-IncludePrerelease` (and
`Install-Package IronPython.StdLib -IncludePrerelease` if you want the
standard library as well) from the Package Manager Console. Because
it's a prerelease package, it won't show up in the Package Manager UI.

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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