[pypy-svn] r19249 - pypy/release/0.8.x/pypy/doc

ale at codespeak.net ale at codespeak.net
Mon Oct 31 16:45:24 CET 2005

Author: ale
Date: Mon Oct 31 16:45:24 2005
New Revision: 19249

First draft of release announcement.

I have trunkated the contributor list to the 6 most active developer and point to contributor.html for the rest.

Please comment

Modified: pypy/release/0.8.x/pypy/doc/release-0.8.0.txt
--- pypy/release/0.8.x/pypy/doc/release-0.8.0.txt	(original)
+++ pypy/release/0.8.x/pypy/doc/release-0.8.0.txt	Mon Oct 31 16:45:24 2005
@@ -1,25 +1,23 @@
-pypy-0.7.0: first PyPy-generated Python Implementations
+pypy-0.8.0: Translatable compiler/parser and more speed 
-What was once just an idea between a few people discussing 
-on some nested mailing list thread and in a pub became reality ... 
-the PyPy development team is happy to announce its first
-public release of a fully translatable self contained Python
-implementation.  The 0.7 release showcases the results of our
-efforts in the last few months since the 0.6 preview release
-which have been partially funded by the European Union:
-- whole program type inference on our Python Interpreter 
-  implementation with full translation to two different 
-  machine-level targets: C and LLVM 
+The highlights of this third release of PyPy are:
-- a translation choice of using a refcounting or Boehm 
-  garbage collectors
-- the ability to translate with or without thread support 
-- very complete language-level compliancy with CPython 2.4.1 
+- Translatable parser and AST compiler
+- Speed enhancements. Translated PyPy is about 10 times slower
+  than CPython on pystones (release-0.7.0 was about 200  times
+  slower)
+The release includes the snapshots of the following interesting
+sub projects:
+- a socket module
+- the start of a stackless implementation
+- the OOtyper. A rtyper replacement for highlevel backends 
+  (squeak, ...)
+- A javascript backend
+- A (PPC) assembler backend
 What is PyPy (about)? 
@@ -52,7 +50,7 @@
 PyPy Homepage:      http://codespeak.net/pypy/
 The interpreter and object model implementations shipped with
-the 0.7 version can run on their own and implement the core
+the 0.8 version can run on their own and implement the core
 language features of Python as of CPython 2.4.  However, we still
 do not recommend using PyPy for anything else than for education, 
 playing or research purposes.  
@@ -60,14 +58,10 @@
 Ongoing work and near term goals
-PyPy has been developed during approximately 15 coding sprints
+PyPy has been developed during approximately 16 coding sprints
 across Europe and the US.  It continues to be a very
 dynamically and incrementally evolving project with many
-one-week meetings to follow.  You are invited to consider coming to 
-the next such meeting in Paris mid October 2005 where we intend to 
-plan and head for an even more intense phase of the project
-involving building a JIT-Compiler and enabling unique
-features not found in other Python language implementations.
+one-week meetings to follow. 
 PyPy has been a community effort from the start and it would
 not have got that far without the coding and feedback support
@@ -76,7 +70,6 @@
     contact points: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/contact.html
-    contributor list: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/contributor.html
 have fun, 
@@ -86,12 +79,7 @@
     Armin Rigo, Samuele Pedroni, 
     Holger Krekel, Christian Tismer, 
     Carl Friedrich Bolz, Michael Hudson, 
-    Eric van Riet Paap, Richard Emslie, 
-    Anders Chrigstroem, Anders Lehmann, 
-    Ludovic Aubry, Adrien Di Mascio, 
-    Niklaus Haldimann, Jacob Hallen, 
-    Bea During, Laura Creighton, 
-    and many contributors ... 
+    and many contributors: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/contributor.html 
 PyPy development and activities happen as an open source project  
 and with the support of a consortium partially funded by a two 

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