[Numpy-discussion] NumPy 1.7 release delays

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 26 16:31:41 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis at continuum.io>wrote:

>> Unfortunately, I think there are issues we are just now seeing with code
>> that was released in 1.6.x, and there are many people who have not moved
>> forward to 1.6.x yet.
> Some examples would be nice. A lot of people did move already. And I
> haven't seen reports of those that tried and got stuck. Also, Debian and
> Python(x, y) have 1.6.2, EPD has 1.6.1.
> One issues is the one that Sage identified about the array interface
> regression as noted by Jason.

That's a good example, and indeed should be fixed. This is clearly a case
where no one will be relying on the new behavior; no one wants that object
array that's returned in 1.6.x.

Any other regressions from 1.5.x need to be addressed as well.    We'll
> have to decide on a case-by-case basis if there are issues that conflict
> with 1.6.x behavior.

Sounds good.

>> It's nice to have a document like this.  Of course, I've seen it.   I
>> don't think we will be using Wine and MinGW to do the Windows builds,
>> though.
> Any more details? If you are thinking about using MSVC for numpy, will it
> work with existing scipy and other binaries?
> It will need to.   We need to make sure that whatever we do works for your
> SciPy binaries.

Great. Please document the new setup, if it's better than the old one it
will probably make sense to adopt it for SciPy too.

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