[Numpy-discussion] Created NumPy 1.7.x branch

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 09:10:12 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 7:07 AM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 4:11 AM, Travis Oliphant <travis at continuum.io>wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I made a branch called with_maskna and then merged Nathaniel's PR which
>> removes the mask_na support from master.  I then applied a patch to fix the
>> boolean indexing problem reported by Ralf.
>> I then created a NumPy 1.7.x maintenance branch from which the release of
>> NumPy 1.7 will be made.   Ondrej Certik and I will be managing the release
>> of NumPy 1.7.   Ondrej is the author of SymPy and has agreed to help get
>> NumPy 1.7 out the door.   Thanks, Ondrej for being willing to help in this
>> way.
>> In principal only bug-fixes should be pushed to the NumPy 1.7 branch at
>> this point.   The target is to make a release of NumPy 1.7.x by July 9th.
>> The schedule we will work for is:
>> RC1 -- June 25
>> RC2 -- July  5
>> Release -- July 13
>> NumPy 1.7 is a significant release and has several changes many of which
>> are documented in the release notes.    Several new code paths were added
>> which can have a subtle impact on code.   As we make the release
>> candidates, it will be very helpful to receive as much feedback as possible
>> on how any changes affect your code.   We will work on the release notes
>> over the coming weeks so that they have as much information as possible.
>> After NumPy 1.7, there is a NumPy 1.8 planned for later this year.
> Hmm, I was going to add the type specific sorts for object and structured
> types.

Also, there is some additional cleanup that needs to be done for macros.
Probably it would have been helpful to schedule the branch for a week or
two in the future so we could all get the little odds and ends fixed up

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