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08 April 2011, 10:57

IronPython 2.7 released; supports Visual Studio

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The latest stable release of the IronPython project brings the version number to 2.7, the Alpha release of which was announced in July 2010. This first full community release of the .NET Framework tools for Python programming (.NET 4.0 or Silverlight 4 are required) brings all of the language features of Python 2.7. It also adds several features backported from the Python 3.0 series, other new modules and "numerous bug fixes".

For the first time, this release is now integrated with Visual Studio, and includes an installer option "IronPython Tools for Visual Studio" – with this option, support for both IronPython and IronPython Visual Studio is setup if an existing installation of Visual Studio 2010 is present.

Full details are provided in the release notes. IronPython 2.7 is available to download from the project's web site. IronPython is released under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.

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