PyOxidizer v0.5.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-01-27 // over 2 years ago
  • ๐Ÿš€ This release of PyOxidizer is significant rewrite of the previous version.
    The impetus for the rewrite is to transition from TOML to Starlark
    ๐Ÿ”ง configuration files. The new configuration file format should allow
    ๐Ÿ— vastly greater flexibility for building applications and will unlock a
    world of new possibilities.

    ๐Ÿ”ง The transition to Starlark configuration files represented a shift from
    ๐Ÿ”จ static configuration to something more dynamic. This required refactoring
    a ton of code.

    ๐Ÿ”จ As part of refactoring code, we took the opportunity to shore up lots
    of the code base. PyOxidizer was the project author's first real Rust
    project and a lot of bad practices (such as use of .unwrap()/panics)
    were prevalent. The code mostly now has proper error handling. Another
    ๐Ÿ†• new addition to the code is unit tests. While coverage still isn't
    โœ… great, we now have tests performing meaningful packaging activities.
    So regressions should hopefully be less common going forward.

    ๐Ÿš€ Because of the scale of the rewritten code in this release, it is expected
    that there are tons of bugs of regressions. This will likely be a transitional
    ๐Ÿš€ release with a more robust release to follow.