[ANN] Python(x,y) released

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Fri Oct 23 05:07:19 CEST 2009

Pierre Raybaut wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm quite pleased (and relieved) to announce that Python(x,y) version 
> has been released. It is the first release based on Python 2.6 
> -- note that Python(x,y) version number will now follow the included 
> Python version (Python(x,y) vX.Y.Z.N will be based on Python vX.Y.Z).
> Python(x,y) is a free Python distribution providing a ready-to-use 
> scientific development software for numerical computations, data 
> analysis and data visualization based on Python programming language, Qt 
> graphical user interfaces (and development framework), Eclipse 
> integrated development environment and Spyder interactive development 
> environment. Its purpose is to help scientific programmers used to 
> interpreted languages (such as MATLAB or IDL) or compiled languages 
> (C/C++ or Fortran) to switch to Python.
> It is now available for Windows XP/Vista/7 (as well as for Ubuntu 
> through the pythonxy-linux project -- note that included software may 
> differs from the Windows version):
> http://www.pythonxy.com
> Major changes since v2.1.17:
>    * Python 2.6.3
>    * Spyder 1.0.0 -- the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment, a 
> powerful MATLAB-like development environment introducing exclusive 
> features in the scientific Python community 
> (http://packages.python.org/spyder/)
>    * MinGW 4.4.0 -- including gcc 4.4.0 and gfortran
>    * Pydev 1.5.0 -- now including the powerful code analysis features of 
> Pydev Extensions (formerly available as a commercial extension to the 
> free Pydev plugin)
>    * Enthought Tool Suite 3.3.0
>    * PyQt 4.5.4 and PyQwt 5.2.0
>    * VTK 5.4.2
>    * ITK 3.16 -- Built for Python 2.6 thanks to the help of Charl Botha, 
> DeVIDE (Delft Visualisation and Image processing Development Environment)
> Complete release notes:
> http://www.pythonxy.com/download.php
> - Pierre
The really sad part is that you'll have to do so soon.
Actually, it is not so sad, since so little has changed (except,
probably) the bits you have been struggling with.  Please _do_
check out the release candidate soonest (since it will become
production _very_ soon) -- get to python dev immediately if
you have problems with the release candidate.

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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