[IronPython] IronPython 1.0.1 Released!
Martin.Maly at microsoft.com
Tue Oct 10 10:49:21 PDT 2006
There is a way to tell the difference, but first let me provide a little background ...
IronPython is released as signed binaries, and in order to maintain binary compatibility (for example for the customer who writes an application that relies on particular version of IronPython binaries, but then wants to simply replace IronPython 1.0 binaries with 1.0.1 binaries without having to recompile his application) the assembly version is identical with the assembly version of the 1.0 release. However, we added some more assembly-level attributes which can be used to tell the difference between versions. They are AssemblyInformationVersionAttribute and AssemblyFileVersionAttribute. Note that they are not present on the 1.0 assemblies.
Unfortunately, due to a omission/bug, one of them (AssemblyInformationVersionAttribute) still reads "1.0" on the 1.0.1 assemblies, but the other (AssemblyFileVersionAttribute) changes with each build of IronPython and its version for 1.0.1 release is:
Now, how can I find out which version I am running?
a = .GetType().Assembly.GetCustomAttributes(System.Reflection.AssemblyFileVersionAttribute, False)
if len(a) > 0:
if a.Version == "1.0.61005.1977": print "IronPython 1.0.1"
else: print "Unknown version"
print "IronPython 1.0"
Hope this helps and sorry for the confusion with AssemblyInformationVersionAttribute. It'll be fixed in the next release.
From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Sylvain Hellegouarch
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 1:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython 1.0.1 Released!
I could not agree more. If people are two write Python packages which
could run in both environment they may need to differentiate both in some
cases (like import statements of assemblies which would fail with
This is quite an important piece of information and I was so surprised to
see sys.version returning my CPython major version number (because it does
not set the minor version number either).
> I notice the format of sys.version has changed. Since sys.version_info
> lies, and sys.subversion isn't supported, could this please not be
> changed so much?
> IronPython 1.0.2453 on .NET 2.0.50727.42
> IronPython 1.0 (1.0.61005.1977) on .NET 2.0.50727.42
> On another related matter, there really is no useful way to ask "what
> version of IronPython is the user running" that I can see. Ideally,
> IronPython would also support sys.subversion in some way, at least -
> even if it has to synthesise the values. But *please* don't just copy
> the sys.subversion values from CPython - actually make it relevant to
> the IronPython release!
> Python 2.5 (r25:51908, Sep 19 2006, 14:29:31)
> [GCC 4.0.3 (Ubuntu 4.0.3-1ubuntu5)] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> t>>> import sys
> ('CPython', 'tags/r25', '51908')
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