[Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.2 Released

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 05:52:31 CET 2012

On behalf of the IronPython team, I'm happy to announce the final
release IronPython 2.7.2
(http://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/74478). This release
includes everything from IronPython 2.7 and 2.7.1 as well. 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, in the
"Platforms" directory. IronPython 2.7.2 includes support for .NET 3.5,
.NET 4, Silverlight 4, and Silverlight 5, and preliminary releases for
Mono for Android 4.0 and Windows Phone 7.5. For 2.7.2, the mobile
platforms are previews; they have known issues, and expect them to
change for 2.7.3.

The biggest improvements in IronPython 2.7.2 are:
support for loading libraries from zip archives (the zipimport module);
the sqlite3 module;
many improvements to the pyc.py compiler, such as the ability generate
standalone executables by embedding the IronPython assemblies;
and numerous other bug fixes.

IronPython 2.7.2 is also available for embedding via NuGet. The main
package is IronPython, and the standard library is in

A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible; this
wouldn't have been nearly as big a release without your help!

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