[Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.2 Alpha 1 released

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 23:35:41 CET 2012

On behalf of the IronPython team, I'm happy to announce the first
preview release of IronPython 2.7.2, 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 1 includes support for .NET 3.5, .NET 4, Silverlight 4,
Silverlight 5, and Mono for Android 4.0. Check the "Platforms"
directory for the required assemblies. Any feedback on the supported
platforms, especially for Android, is greatly appreciated.

The intent is to add support for Windows Mobile 7.5 and MonoTouch
prior to the final release of 2.7.2. Windows 8 "Metro" may also be
supported, depending on when its first beta is released.

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

The final release of IronPython 2.7.2 is currently set for March
11[1]. Any fixes should be made available prior to the release of the
RC on March 4th.

As always, if you'd like to contribute and need assistance, let me
know and I'll be happy to help.

- Jeff


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