Friday, June 29, 2012

IronPython 2.7.3 Release Candidate Available

The first (and hopefully only) release candidate for IronPython 2.7.3 is now available. There are two major changes since the beta: first, the incompatibility with IronRuby 1.1.3 has been fixed, and second, assemblies for Windows Phone 7 are no longer included. The WP7 assemblies were removed because they are basically useless in their current state, and WP7 has a dwindling useful life. If someone wants to commit to maintaining them, send a message to the mailing list or @ironpython.

If there are no issues with the release candidate, 2.7.3 will be released on July 4.

IronPython 2011 Usage Survey Results

At long last, I’m uploading the results from the IronPython usage survey last December. I had held off on posting them because I wanted to do a nice big post with lots of examples, but I just don’t think I’ll ever find the time. Instead, I’ve uploaded the spreadsheet for anyone who’s interested.

IronPython 2011 Usage Survey Results (xlsx)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

IronPython 2.7.3 Beta 1

The next version of IronPython, 2.7.3, has reached the beta stage, and you can get it right here. There are no major new features since the last alpha, just a stack of small bug fixes. The only new feature is an implementation of PEP 421, which adds a new attribute to the sys module, sys.implementation, that contains information to consistently identify the current Python implementation.

The final release of 2.7.3 is targeted for July 1, so please test this release out and report any issues so that they can be fixed prior to that.