<html><head></head><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div>Wow! Congratulations everyone. This is an impressive release!&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>bz2 alone will help with&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.292969); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); ">CPython&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); ">compatibility quite a bit.</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); "><br></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); ">Thanks!</span></div><div><br></div><div><br>On May 23, 2012, at 2:22, Jeff Hardy &lt;<a href="mailto:jdhardy@gmail.com">jdhardy@gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></div><div></div><blockquote type="cite"><div><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">On behalf of the IronPython team, I'm happy to announce the second preview release of IronPython 2.7.3. This release includes everything from IronPython&nbsp;</span><a href="http://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/54498" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(46,139,204);margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">2.7</a><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/62475" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(46,139,204);margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">2.7.1</a><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">, and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://ironpython.codeplex.com/releases/view/74478" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(46,139,204);margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">2.7.2.1</a><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">&nbsp;as well. Like all IronPython 2.7-series releases,</span><b style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">.NET 4 is required</b><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">&nbsp;to install it. Installing this release will replace any existing IronPython 2.7-series installation.</span><br style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">
<br style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px"><b style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">IMPORTANT</b><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">: There is a known issue if IronRuby 1.1.3 is installed (</span><a href="http://ironpython.codeplex.com/workitem/32452" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(46,139,204);margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">2.7.2.1 "load language" problem</a><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">).&nbsp;</span><b style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">You must uninstall IronRuby</b><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">&nbsp;before installing IronPython 2.7.3. This will be resolved before the final 2.7.3 release.</span><br style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">
<br style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px"><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">The biggest improvements in IronPython 2.7.3 are:</span><ul style="margin:15px 0px 20px;padding:0px 0px 0px 35px;list-style:none;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">
<li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">the&nbsp;<span class="codeInline" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:Consolas,'Courier New',Courier,monospace">winsound</span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<span class="codeInline" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:Consolas,'Courier New',Courier,monospace">_bisect</span>&nbsp;modules,</li>
<li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">the&nbsp;<span class="codeInline" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:Consolas,'Courier New',Courier,monospace">bz2</span>&nbsp;module,</li>
<li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">major improvements to the&nbsp;<span class="codeInline" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:Consolas,'Courier New',Courier,monospace">_ast</span>&nbsp;module,</li>
<li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">support for response files in pyc.py,</li><li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">
support for loading zip packages from resources,</li><li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">the "SuperConsole" is now the default, which adds line history and tab-completion on all platforms,</li>
<li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">improvements to Android support,</li><li style="margin-left:0px!important;margin-bottom:0.3em;margin-top:0.3em;margin-right:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:middle">
and&nbsp;<a href="http://ironpython.codeplex.com/workitem/list/advanced?keyword=&amp;status=Fixed&amp;type=All&amp;priority=All&amp;release=2.7.3&amp;assignedTo=All&amp;component=All&amp;sortField=LastUpdatedDate&amp;sortDirection=Descending&amp;page=0" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(46,139,204);margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline">numerous other bug fixes</a>.</li>
</ul><br style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px"><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">IronPython 2.7.3 is also available for embedding via&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nuget.org/" style="text-decoration:none;color:rgb(46,139,204);margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;line-height:19px">NuGet</a><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">. The main package is&nbsp;</span><span class="codeInline" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:Consolas,'Courier New',Courier,monospace;color:rgb(37,51,64);line-height:19px">IronPython</span><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">, and the standard library is in&nbsp;</span><span class="codeInline" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:Consolas,'Courier New',Courier,monospace;color:rgb(37,51,64);line-height:19px">IronPython.StdLib</span><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">. Because this is a prerelease package, you must use&nbsp;</span><span class="codeInline" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;font-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:Consolas,'Courier New',Courier,monospace;color:rgb(37,51,64);line-height:19px">-IncludePrerelease</span><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">&nbsp;on the command line or select "Include Prerelease" from the package drop-down menu (NuGet 1.7 only).</span><br style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">
<br style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px"><span style="color:rgb(37,51,64);font-family:'Segoe UI',Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19px">A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible; this wouldn't have been nearly as big a release without your help!</span>
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