Hello IronPython Community,
I’m pleased to announce IronPython 2.0 Beta 3. We have fixed around 34 bugs in this release (~16 of them reported on Codeplex and ~18 reported internally). Apart from the bug fixes, this release contains the following improvements:
• We have worked on perf – specifically generators, exception handling, and shootout perf have improved. We are aware of some late-breaking degrades which we expect to fix by the next release.
• An auto-templating feature has been added to the Dynamic Language Runtime which should improve performance in highly dynamic scenarios.
• cmath and _winreg modules have been implemented.
There is a change in packaging this time. The Dynamic Silverlight sources and binaries, compatible with Silverlight 2 Beta 2, are now included in this release. This makes the package a single place to get both the desktop and Silverlight versions of IronPython. The Visual Studio solution file (IronPython.sln) has been updated to build under “Silverlight Release” and “Silverlight Debug” configurations as well. Please note that this requires Silverlight 2 Beta 2 to build properly.
IronPython2005.sln is no longer part of the package as was mentioned in the last beta release notes. This means that Visual Studio 2008/.NET 3.5 is required to build IronPython.sln. Of course /toolsversion:2.0 flag can still be passed to msbuild and hence IronPython can be built to run against .NET 2.0 runtime as well.