[Numpy-discussion] Created NumPy 1.7.x branch

Wes McKinney wesmckinn at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 15:31:17 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis at continuum.io>
> wrote:
>> I thought it was clear we were doing a 1.7 release before SciPy.   It
>> seems pretty urgent that we get something out sooner than later.      I know
>> there is never enough time to do all the things we want to do.
>> There is time before the first Release candidate to make changes on the
>> 1.7.x branch.   If you want to make the changes on master, and just indicate
>> the Pull requests, Ondrej can make sure they are added to the 1.7.x. branch
>> by Monday.    We can also delay the first Release Candidate by a few days to
>> next Wednesday and then bump everything 3 days if that will help.     There
>> will be a follow-on 1.8 release before the end of the year --- so there is
>> time to make changes for that release as well.    The next release will not
>> take a year to get out, so we shouldn't feel pressured to get *everything*
>> in this release.
> What about http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/2108? Someone needs to at
> least answer the question of how much of datetime is unusable on Windows
> with the current code. If that's not a lot then perhaps this is not a
> blocker, but we did consider it one until now.....

pandas has become a heavy consumer of datetime64 recently, and we
haven't had any issues using VS2003 and VS2008, but haven't tested
heavily against NumPy compiled with mingw outside of the version
shipped in Enthought Python Distribution (the test suite passes fine,
last time I checked).

> Of the other tickets (http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/report/3) it would
> also be good to get an assessment of which ones are critical. Perhaps none
> of them are and the branch is in good shape for a release, but some of those
> segfaults would be nice to have fixed. Debian multi-arch support too, as
> discussed on this list recently.
> Ralf
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