Saturday, October 13, 2007

IronPython 2.0 Alpha 5

There has been a new release of IronPython:
The main reason that IronPython 2 is still in alpha is that the Dynamic Language Runtime APIs change as it is extended / improved to better support the fledgeling IronRuby. It will need to be out of alpha by the time that Silverlight 1.1 final is released though!

This new version of IronPython fixes around 40 bugs / issues reported on Codeplex, plus 20 internally reported bugs. No major new features were added, but the 'array' module was ported from IronPython 1.1 to 2.0 in this release. (The bugs blocking my 'Python interactive interpreter in the browser' were fixed - so this should work with the next release of Silverlight.)

The source distribution should work with Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 (currently in free beta).

Python 2.5.2 is due for release soon as well...

Giles Thomas has also made an announcement on the Resolver blog: Open Source Project to get Some CPython Extensions Working with IronPython. This is a call for involvement (including advice) from the IronPython & Python community.

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