Description of problem:
PyPy version 1.6 has been release some time back in August with numerous performance enhancements and preliminary support of numpy too. It'd be cool to have that latest PyPy in the fedora repo
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I'm unsure if that's allowed in according to the updates policy .
It would make more sense to add it F16 than in F15...
Dave, what do you think?
\rant It would be really sad if such updates are not permitted as per fedora update policy. It'd be regretful for me having ordered a fedora machine from Emperor Linux. This definitely does not align with the features first ideals. I do have F16 also installed but its broke and wont boot after a some recent update which brought grub2 and kernel3, so thats not of much help either
On a side note pypy is probably a leaf package and doesn't require any other package rebuilds and not existing work depending on pypy will break due to the update, so it should be permitted as an update as per the Exceptions policy https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Exceptions
AIUI, pypy is currently a leaf package: nothing depends on it. I'd like eventually to build out a stack of pypy packages, but this doesn't yet exist in Fedora.
It makes a lot of sense for F16 to have the latest upstream release in place, given that F16 isn't out yet. Also, anyone currently using my pypy Fedora rpms in F15 is likely to be an "early adopter", and I'd expect them to want 1.6 rather than 1.5.
With that in mind I've fast-forwarded the 1.6 work in "master" (for F17) to the F16 and F15 git branches.
Building pypy-1.6-4.fc16 for f16-candidate
Task info: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=3346538
Building pypy-1.6-4.fc15 for f15-candidate
Task info: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=3346540
Thanks. Its pushed into updates.