[Biopython-dev] Biopython 1.70 plans

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 10 13:19:18 UTC 2017

Thanks everyone who helped recently with resolving
open issues and pull requests - especially Eric who
did lots last week.

I'm going to try the release this afternoon, so please
consider the mast branch frozen for the time being.



On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Eric & Bow for looking at the setup.py changes.
> I've just merged that so Biopython 1.70 should if installed
> with pip now automatically install numpy if missing.
> Peter
> On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 6:39 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> ...
>> Given a recent pip/numpy query, I'd like someone to
>> review at a further change to setup.py regarding our
>> NumPy dependency:
>> https://github.com/biopython/biopython/pull/1307
>> This would make NumPy a hard requirement (except on
>> Jython which we plan to drop, and IronPython which
>> as far as I know has not been tested with Biopython for
>> quite some time and is even less important).
>> This would also switch from requirements.txt to putting
>> the dependency in setup.py (since we now use setuptools
>> in place of distutils).
>> Otherwise I think we're about ready for Biopython 1.70
>> (there are a few nearly ready pull requests which might
>> make it in as well), which I'd like to try to do this week.
>> Peter

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