[IronPython] The Road to 2.7 (Was: The Future of IronPython)

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 22:57:34 PDT 2010


On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 4:45 AM, Lukas Cenovsky <cenovsky at bakalari.cz> wrote:
> I'd like to help. What is the best place to start?

Right now, we need to identify what's not working in 2.7B1 that needs
to be in 2.7 final. The best thing to do would be to identify any
issues that are causing you pain and bring them up on the list. Then
we can decide what meets the bar for a 2.7 release (with issues that
have patches getting priority, of course!). Dino, are there any issues
that you know are in 2.7B1 that must be fixed for 2.7 final?

Dino has provided some instructions on contributing to IronPython:
http://ironpython.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Respository%20Instructions&referringTitle=Home.
We need people to run through that and if there's anything it doesn't
cover (I do intend to add subversion instructions directly at some
point), and run the test suite as well. Also, doing all of that on
Mono, to see what work needs to be done there.

Besides knowing what needs to be done, we need a rough timeline. I
would like to see a release before the end of the year, or at least a
solid release candidate with a possible release early next year. The
idea behind an aggressive schedule is to focus on getting the features
we have solid and not worry about adding new features or libraries
(with the possible exception of zlib). That said, this all just my
desires, and I really want to get an idea of what every one else is
thinking.

- Jeff


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