[Numpy-discussion] 1.19 release

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 13:13:46 EDT 2019

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:58 AM Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:21 AM Charles R Harris <
> charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Thought I'd raise the option of trying to put together an NEP for the
>> 1.18 release like Python does PEPs. If that is considered too procedural
>> for releases that come out every six months or so, are there any
>> suggestions for an alternative?
> The Python one only contains a release schedule, and gets updated later
> with a small subset of the release notes:
> https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0494/. I guess its main audience is
> packagers and companies needing to plan ahead supporting a new Python
> version.
> What would you like to put in such a NEP?
>> About 1.19 itself, I expect to fork 1.18.x in the middle of next month
>> aiming at a release in late December. The main task I currently see for
>> 1.19 is to remove the shims for Python 2.7 and 3.5, there are already a
>> couple of delayed PRs along that line. If there are other things that folks
>> think should be on the todo list, suggestions are welcome.
> For 1.18 I think the main things are further changes to numpy.random and
> the dispatch system. For 1.19 not sure, that still feels far away.

Agree about numpy.random. What changes are you looking for in the dispatch

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