[Biopython-dev] Preparing for Biopython 1.67

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 8 14:38:38 UTC 2016

This is live on PyPI now:


If anyone could test that now for any last minute issues, please
do so.

I still need to do the Windows installers and our own download page,
then the release announcement for emailing and the OBF blog.


On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Another update, I've sorted out most of the warnings from the
> test suite, although there are some open issues here:
> https://github.com/biopython/biopython/issues/838
> https://github.com/biopython/biopython/issues/845
> For reasons unknown, the BioSQL SQLite tests are now regularly
> failing under Python 2.6 on my old Windows XP machine, e.g.
> http://testing.open-bio.org/biopython/builders/Windows%20XP%20-%20Python%202.6/builds/657/steps/shell/logs/stdio
> This turned out to be unrelated to the recent minor changes to
> how the BioSQL tests are configured - even a clean re-install of
> Biopython 1.66 fails - and is frustratingly random. I'm giving up
> on this - there is probably a handle leak somewhere but since
> this seems to be Python 2.6 specific so it does not seem to be
> that important.
> I'm going to try to do the release this afternoon - so please
> don't commit anything to the master branch for the time
> being.
> Thanks,
> Peter
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 5:15 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello again,
>> That time plan failed due to the sudden need to do the website migration.
>> However, if you've been watching the commits on GitHub you might
>> have guessed from things like cleaning up the warnings from the test
>> suite, recently I've been focusing on getting ready for Biopython 1.67.
>> It may be tempting fate, but I hope to do the release next week -
>> and in the process update the instructions where needed due to
>> the website move to GitHub pages:
>> http://biopython.org/wiki/Building_a_release
>> On a related note, does anyone have any thoughts on how we
>> have been tagging the releases so far in git? i.e. annotated tags
>> versus the currently used "lightweight tags", see:
>> https://github.com/biopython/biopython.github.io/issues/56
>> Thanks,
>> Peter

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