[Numpy-discussion] numpy 1.7.0 release?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 20 15:28:55 EST 2011

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi Ralf,
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at googlemail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> It's been a little over 6 months since the release of 1.6.0 and the NA
>> debate has quieted down, so I'd like to ask your opinion on the timing of
>> 1.7.0. It looks to me like we have a healthy amount of bug fixes and small
>> improvements, plus three larger chucks of work:
>> - datetime
>> - NA
>> - Bento support
>> My impression is that both datetime and NA are releasable, but should be
>> labeled "tech preview" or something similar, because they may still see
>> significant changes. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
>> There's still some maintenance work to do and pull requests to merge, but
>> a beta release by Christmas should be feasible. What do you all think?
> I'm now thinking that is too optimistic. There are a fair number of
> tickets that need to be looked at, including some for einsum and the
> iterator, and I think the number of pull requests needs to be reduced. How
> about sometime in the beginning of January?
Yes, it certainly was. Besides the tickets and pull requests, we also need
the support for MinGW 4.x that David is looking at. If that goes smoothly
then the first week of January may be feasible, otherwise it'll have to be
February (I'm traveling for most of Jan). Or someone else has to volunteer
to be the release manager for this release.

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