[Numpy-discussion] Numpy 1.10.2rc1

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 16:00:37 EST 2015

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com>

> On 11/12/2015 02:11 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I am pleased to announce the release of Numpy 1.10.2rc1. This release
> should
> > fix the problems exposed in 1.10.1, which is not to say there are no
> remaining
> > problems. Please test this thoroughly, exspecially if you experienced
> problems
> > with 1.10.1. Julian Taylor has opened an issue relating to cblas
> detection on
> > Debian (and probably Debian derived distributions) that is not dealt
> with in
> > this release. Hopefully a solution will be available before the final.
> So, this fails:
>   File "setup.py", line 427, in fortran_extensionlists
>     if StrictVersion(np.version.version) > StrictVersion("1.6.1"):
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/distutils/version.py", line 40, in __init__
>     self.parse(vstring)
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/distutils/version.py", line 107, in parse
>     raise ValueError, "invalid version number '%s'" % vstring
> ValueError: invalid version number '1.10.2rc1'
> But I'm not sure numpy has made any contracts to follow the distutils
> StrictVersion format:
> http://epydoc.sourceforge.net/stdlib/distutils.version.StrictVersion-class.html

No, we don't support StrictVersion nor does Scipy.

"""Utility to compare (Numpy) version strings.

The NumpyVersion class allows properly comparing numpy version strings.
The LooseVersion and StrictVersion classes that distutils provides don't
work; they don't recognize anything like alpha/beta/rc/dev versions.


Looks like `numpy/distutils/mingw32ccompiler.py` needs fixing. Could you
open an issue? The import of StrictVersion dates back to 2005, so not sure
why this is turning up now. Maybe it is specific to compiling Fortran and
we haven't done that with rc's before.

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