[Numpy-discussion] 1.19 release

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 05:36:50 EDT 2019

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 7:14 PM Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com>

> 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
> system?

Plugging some of the gaps, like the array creation and asarray stuff at a
minimum, since those are the most painful missing capabilities. Peter
Entschev has given us some of the clearest use cases. There's still quite a
bit of work to do and decisions to make. If it doesn't materialize in time
then so be it, but it's a good goal for the next release.

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