Monday, June 10, 2013

Python(x, y) Released!

Hi All,

I'm happy to announce that Python(x, y) is available for immediate download. It has been over 6 months since the previous release. Hopefully the amount of changes and updates offsets the long wait.

As always this release can be downloaded from any of the mirrors.

Major Changes

  • A dozen new plugins were added - mahotas, cffi, lxml, paramiko, Babel, PycURL and others. 
  • Eliminated most duplicate dependencies between packages - HDF5, zlib, bzip2, libpng, jpeg, tiff etc. These are part of their respective python wrappers or grouped under base_libraries.
  • base_python plugin created to host numerous infrastructure, python3 compatibility and utility packages (six, decorator, curses, pep8 etc).
  • Image manipulation was greatly improved with the addition of FreeImage python wrappers and replacing PIL with pillow.
  • WindowsXP is no longer officially supported. HDF5 cannot be compiled to be thread safe on it.

Notable Plugin Changes:

  • Sypder - updated to 2.2.0
  • ETS updated to 4.3.0.
  • VTK - updated to 5.10.1, Enabled: TextAnalysis, QVTK, WrapSIP, Oggrtheora,
  • ITK - updated to v4.4.0, Enabled: VTKGlue.
  • NetCDF4 - Enabled support for DAP and HDF4.
  • lxml - libxml & libxslt rebuilt with iconv, ICU, zlib and LZMA.
  • Numpy, Scipy and IPython updated.

The full change log can be viewed here.

Please post your comments and suggestions to the mailing list.

-Gabi Davar