[Ironpython-users] IronPython 2.7.2 Released

Zachary Gramana zgramana at pottsconsultinggroup.com
Mon Mar 12 06:02:47 CET 2012

Congratulations to everyone!

On Mar 12, 2012, at 0:52, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> IronPython.StdLib.
> 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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