[IronPython] Announcing IronPython 2.0 Beta3

Srivatsn Narayanan srivatsn at microsoft.com
Sat Jun 14 11:05:15 PDT 2008


That's a nearly but no :) A few checkins were made to IPy/DLR in the two days.

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From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:55 AM
To: Discussion of IronPython
Subject: Re: [IronPython] Announcing IronPython 2.0 Beta3

Srivatsn Narayanan wrote:
> This build was snapped two days after the sdlsdk build.
>

Hehe. Is that a yes or a no... it sounds like a 'nearly'. :-)

Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord
> Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 3:51 AM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: Re: [IronPython] Announcing IronPython 2.0 Beta3
>
> Hey guys.
>
> Are the binaries for Silverlight in this release the *same* as the ones
> available in the Silverlight Dynamic Languages SDK - or are they more up
> to date?
>
> Thanks
>
> Michael Foord
>
> Srivatsn Narayanan wrote:
>
>> Hello IronPython Community,
>>
>> I'm pleased to announce IronPython 2.0 *Beta 3*. We have fixed around
>> 34 bugs in this release (~16 of them reported on Codeplex and ~18
>> reported internally). Apart from the bug fixes, this release contains
>> the following improvements:
>>
>> * We have worked on perf - specifically generators, exception
>> handling, and shootout perf have improved. We are aware of some
>> late-breaking degrades which we expect to fix by the next release.
>>
>> * An auto-templating feature has been added to the Dynamic Language
>> Runtime which should improve performance in highly dynamic scenarios.
>>
>> * cmath and _winreg modules have been implemented.
>>
>> There is a change in packaging this time. The Dynamic Silverlight
>> sources and binaries, compatible with Silverlight 2 Beta 2, are now
>> included in this release. This makes the package a single place to get
>> both the desktop and Silverlight versions of IronPython. The Visual
>> Studio solution file (IronPython.sln) has been updated to build under
>> "Silverlight Release" and "Silverlight Debug" configurations as well.
>> Please note that this requires Silverlight 2 Beta 2 to build properly.
>>
>> IronPython2005.sln is no longer part of the package as was mentioned
>> in the last beta release notes. This means that Visual Studio
>> 2008/.NET 3.5 is required to build IronPython.sln. Ofcourse
>> /toolsversion:2.0 flag can still be passed to msbuild and hence
>> IronPython can be built to run against .NET 2.0 runtime as well.
>>
>> The following codeplex workitems have been closed since IronPython 2.0
>> Beta 2:
>>
>> * nt.access is missing Closed Issue Medium Jun 2 at 7:24 PM
>>
>> * Trivial: throw WindowsError (with 'errno' of 17) when nt.mkdir
>> called on pre-existing directory
>>
>> * '_' is in the result of dir() after first expression evaluation
>>
>> * -X:MTA option not supported by IP 2.0A
>>
>> * expresion-1 if condition else expresion-2 working incorrectly
>>
>> * Python Parser class is internal
>>
>> * PythonType.HasGetAttribute property does not detect inherited
>> implementation.
>>
>> * _winreg is not implemented
>>
>> * SyntaxError(...).__dict__ is not a dict
>>
>> * Using 'with' statment with IDisposable .NET type doesn't work
>>
>> * IronPython forces objects in sys.meta_path to be new-style classes
>>
>> * imp.load_module("os", ...) broken
>>
>> * DUPLICATE: Run ipyw .exe ( Iron Python 2 Beta 2 )
>>
>> * REJECTED: Can't create & return nested function from CreateDelegate
>>
>> * id returns Int64 not int or long
>>
>> * Overriding properties has strange syntax
>>
>> We'd like to thank everyone in the community who reported these bugs:
>> py_sunil, jhardy, awilkins, oldman, and 05031972, Ronnie Maor,
>> Jonathan Amsterdam, sanxiyn, jackeyoo, Thane Plummer, Vizcayno
>> Tamparantan, Michael Foord, Alex Henderson
>>
>> We've also closed these bugs that were reported internally:
>>
>> * Trivial: Exception messages are not directed to sys.stderr
>>
>> * Python25: new exception hierarchy
>>
>> * when base class provide over one ctor function,IronPython can not
>> distinguish them just like Cpython do.
>>
>> * AttributeError: 'file' object has no attribute 'truncate'
>>
>> * ImportError: No module named xxsubtype
>>
>> * cmath module isn't implemented (complex arithmetic)
>>
>> * long("0X20",16) throws ValueError: invalid integer number literal
>>
>> * ImportError: No module named _winreg
>>
>> * dir(*()) returns something unexpected
>>
>> * "print a_super_object" throws TypeError
>>
>> * old style class constructed with an unpacked tuple containing a
>> single None barfs
>>
>> * DLR crashes with stack overflow when ironpython.dll is missing
>>
>> * Enable turning whole object models dynamic in IronPython
>>
>> * Trivial: There is no "_md5" module in IronPython2.0 when run the
>> file of test_hmac.py
>>
>> * TypeError: don't know how to disassemble code objects
>>
>> * sys.meta_path is not implemented
>>
>> * calling setattr got an error .
>>
>> * issubclass(Exception,object) return different result against
>> Ironpython and Cpython
>>
>> You can download IronPython 2.0 Beta 3 at:
>> http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=12988
>>
>> The IronPython Team
>>
>> IMPORTANT NOTES
>>
>> ToyScript, a small scripting language built on top of the DLR, is
>> merely a DLR sample and not some new scripting language Microsoft has
>> created. Also, ToyScript is not intended to be distributed with
>> IronPython on a permanent basis.
>>
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