Fedora 15 Update: ipython-0.10.2-1.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-04-10 01:41:05

Name        : ipython
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 0.10.2
Release     : 1.fc15
URL         : http://ipython.scipy.org/
Summary     : An enhanced interactive Python shell
Description :

IPython provides a replacement for the interactive Python interpreter with
extra functionality.

Main features:
 * Comprehensive object introspection.
 * Input history, persistent across sessions.
 * Caching of output results during a session with automatically generated
 * Readline based name completion.
 * Extensible system of 'magic' commands for controlling the environment and
   performing many tasks related either to IPython or the operating system.
 * Configuration system with easy switching between different setups (simpler
   than changing $PYTHONSTARTUP environment variables every time).
 * Session logging and reloading.
 * Extensible syntax processing for special purpose situations.
 * Access to the system shell with user-extensible alias system.
 * Easily embeddable in other Python programs.
 * Integrated access to the pdb debugger and the Python profiler.

Update Information:

upstream's release notes for 0.10.2

IPython 0.10.2 was released April 9, 2011.  This is a minor bugfix release that
preserves backward compatibility.  At this point, all IPython development
resources are focused on the 0.11 series that includes a complete architectural
restructuring of the project as well as many new capabilities, so this is
likely to be the last release of the 0.10.x series.  We have tried to fix all
major bugs in this series so that it remains a viable platform for those not
ready yet to transition to the 0.11 and newer codebase (since that will require
some porting effort, as a number of APIs have changed).

Thus, we are not opening a 0.10.3 active development branch yet, but if the
user community requires new patches and is willing to maintain/release such a
branch, we'll be happy to host it on the IPython github repositories.

Highlights of this release:

- The main one is the closing of github ticket #185, a major regression we had
  in 0.10.1 where pylab mode with GTK (or gthread) was not working correctly,
  hence plots were blocking with GTK.  Since this is the default matplotlib
  backend on Unix systems, this was a major annoyance for many users.  Many
  thanks to Paul Ivanov for helping resolve this issue.

- Fix IOError bug on Windows when used with -gthread.
- Work robustly if $HOME is missing from environment.
- Better POSIX support in ssh scripts (remove bash-specific idioms).
- Improved support for non-ascii characters in log files.
- Work correctly in environments where GTK can be imported but not started
  (such as a linux text console without X11).


  [ 1 ] Bug #663823 - ipython -pylab interactive plotting no longer works
  [ 2 ] Bug #649281 - Control is not returned to main program

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update ipython' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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