[pypy-dev] releasing PyPy ...
hpk at trillke.net
Thu Mar 17 16:03:57 CET 2005
i think it is time to start releasing PyPy. I suggest the
following release targets/characteristics:
PyPy-0.6 in April: Python Implementation running on top of CPython
with up-to-date documentation, nice entry points
PyPy-0.7 in June: translate Python programs (written within a restricted
subset of Python) to lower level languages, with
actual documented and tested tools to do it.
PyPy-0.8/0.9 in July/August: statically translated mostly self-contained
compliant Python implemenetation
PyPy-1.0 September: Milestone release: have a fully usable self-translating
Python implementation with focus on flexibility and
extensibility, _not_ on speed, let's name it the
"Knuth release" :-)
Technically we should put the releases into their own branches and tags
so that we have the following layout in the repository:
dist/... # ongoing development
pypy-X.Y/ # always a snapshot of the pypy/dist directory
pypy-X.Y.Z # always a snapshot of the pypy/dist directory
moreover we very likely make available downloads as zip and tar files
somewhere and also prep up the web site for representing release information
IMO the first release in April should (or maybe even at Pycon?)
focus on getting all the documentation, and entry points nice
enough. I'd like to work a bit on this and discuss things during
the pre-Pycon sprint, i guesss.
comments, wishes & suggestions welcome!
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