[Numpy-discussion] 1.7.0 release

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 18:47:57 EST 2012

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Ondřej Čertík <ondrej.certik at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:33 PM, Travis Oliphant <travis at continuum.io>
> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Ondrej has been tied up finishing his PhD for the past several weeks.
>  He is defending his work shortly and should be available to continue to
> help with the 1.7.0 release around the first of December.    He and I have
> been in contact during this process, and I've been helping where I can.
> Fortunately, other NumPy developers have been active closing tickets and
> reviewing pull requests which has helped the process substantially.
> >
> > The release has taken us longer than we expected, but I'm really glad
> that we've received the bug-reports and issues that we have seen because it
> will help the 1.7.0 release be a more stable series.   Also, the merging of
> the Trac issues with Git has exposed over-looked problems as well and will
> hopefully encourage more Git-focused participation by users.
> >
> > We are targeting getting the final release of 1.7.0 out by mid December
> (based on Ondrej's availability).   But, I would like to find out which
> issues are seen as blockers by people on this list.   I think most of the
> issues that I had as blockers have been resolved.    If there are no more
> remaining blockers, then we may be able to accelerate the final release of
> 1.7.0 to just after Thanksgiving.
> I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis last Thursday, I just need to
> do some changes to it and submit it and I am done.
> So I started to work on the release again (my apologies that it got
> delayed, I had to devote my full attention to finishing my school
> first).
> Here is a list of issues that need to be fixed before the release:
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues?milestone=3&state=open
> If anyone wants to help, we just need to get through them and submit a
> PR for each, or close it if it doesn't apply anymore.
> This is what I am doing now.
Concrats. There are some commits already due for backports. Do you want to
do that, or will it be OK for others to do it? Another possibility would be
to open new PR's for the backports and tag them as 1.7.0.

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