[pypy-commit] pypy default: release announcement, unfinished
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Thu Aug 4 09:12:32 CEST 2011
Author: Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall at gmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-04 09:13 +0200
Log: release announcement, unfinished
diff --git a/pypy/doc/release-1.6.0.rst b/pypy/doc/release-1.6.0.rst
@@ -2,4 +2,36 @@
PyPy 1.6 - faster than ever
-We're pleased to announce 1.6 release of PyPy.
+We're pleased to announce the 1.6 release of PyPy. This release brings a lot
+of bugfixes and performance improvements over 1.5 as well as improved platform
+support for Windows 32bit and OS X 64bit. This version fully supports
+Python 2.7.1 (XXX .2?) as well as beta level support for C extensions.
+You can download it here:
+What is PyPy?
+PyPy is a very compliant Python interpreter, almost a drop-in replacement for
+CPython 2.7.1. It's fast (`pypy 1.5 and cpython 2.6.2`_ performance comparison)
+due to its integrated tracing JIT compiler.
+* Numerous bugfixes
+* Numerous performance improvements, overall giving a nice speedups
+* JitViewer, first official release (XXX)
+* multibyte encoding support (XXX which ones)
+* faster ctypes, now jitted
+* better handling of memory pressure from raw allocated blocks (arrays)
+* some rudimentary numpy support
+* JIT support for single floats
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