[Numpy-discussion] numpy 1.7.0 release?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 8 15:30:43 EST 2011


On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Thouis (Ray) Jones <thouis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 22:11, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> > To be a bit more detailed here, these are the most significant pull
> requests
> > / patches that I think can be merged with a limited amount of work:
> > meshgrid enhancements: http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/966
> > sample_from function: https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/151
> > loadtable function: https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/143
> >
> > Other maintenance things:
> > - un-deprecate putmask
> > - clean up causes of "DType strings 'O4' and 'O8' are deprecated..."
> > - fix failing einsum and polyfit tests
> > - update release notes
>
> I'd suggest that, if possible, someone with sufficient knowledge to
> evaluate it look at ticket #1990 (data truncation from arrays of
> strings and integers), since it's both potentially dangerous, as well
> as a new bug introduced between 1.5.1 and 1.6.1.  It might be
> straightforward to fix without too much difficulty, and if so, I think
> it's probably worth it.
>
> My opinion might be unduly influenced by a collaborator having been
> bitten by this bug recently, and having to throw away and redo a few
> weeks of calculations and analysis.
>
> I wouldn't call that unduly influenced. Regressions should be the nr. 1
priority for a release, so this should certainly be looked at. I've added a
1.7.0 Milestone on Trac and put this ticket under it. If anyone knows of
any other regressions, please do the same.

Ralf
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