[Ironpython-users] Announcing IronPython 2.7.4 Alpha 1!
jdhardy at gmail.com
Sat May 11 09:01:38 CEST 2013
Also, there's a few other things I'd like to do before 2.7.4 final -
mainly, once and for all, get packaging (distribute/pip/etc.) to work.
Also, virtualenv and full IPython support would be nice. Better Mono
support would help a lot of people. The test suite is still much less
reliable than I would like. There's a lot of options, and as always, I'm
willing to help anyone that wants to volunteer; a lot of this stuff doesn't
require digging into the real guts of IronPython.
There's also some housekeeping tasks - the IronPython domains are now
maintained by the Python Software Foundation, and I'd like to get the
website off of MS infrastructure and onto GitHub pages or similar. Finally,
my long dormant docs project should come back to life.
Right now, it's quite possible that 2.7.4 will be the last 2.7 release;
I've been looking at Python 3 features, and I want them badly for something
I'm working on, so this summer and fall I'm going to focus on Python 3 (as
much as possible, at least, during the few good months of weather that
Anyway, download the alpha, see what works and what breaks, and let me know
so that we can get it fixed.
On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:58 PM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On behalf of the IronPython team, I'm happy to announce the first alpha
> release of IronPython 2.7.4<https://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/106471>.
> This release includes everything from IronPython 2.7.3<https://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/81726> and
> earlier. 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.
> Improvements in IronPython 2.7.4 are mainly a collection of bug fixes<https://ironpython.codeplex.com/workitem/list/advanced?keyword=&status=Fixed&type=All&priority=All&release=2.7.4&assignedTo=All&component=All&sortField=Votes&sortDirection=Descending&page=0>,
> many of which are directed at getting IPython <http://ipython.org/> working,
> although it's not there yet.
> Android and Silverlight 4 assemblies have been dropped from this version.
> The Android assemblies need some more work to be usable with
> Xamarin.Android, ans Silverlight 4 is just plain dead.
> For Visual Studio integration, check out Python Tools for Visual Studio<http://pytools.codeplex.com/> which
> has support for IronPython as well as CPython, and many other fantastic
> IronPython 2.7.3 is also available for embedding via NuGet<http://nuget.org/>.
> The main package is IronPython, and the standard library is in
> IronPython.StdLib. Because this is a prerelease package, you must use
> -IncludePrerelease on the command line or select "Include Prerelease"
> from the package drop-down menu.
> A huge thanks goes out to Pawel Jasinski, Michael van der Kolff, and
> Aleksander Heintz, who contributed most of the packages for this release.
> - Jeff
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