This is to announce a pre-release of IPython 8.0.0a1.
IT IS ALPHA. There are many changes, deprecations removal, and I’ve changed how it is packaged quite a bit.
Please read the what’s new draft on the “latest” branch on readthedocs:
And please try by either installing the master branch, or via pip:
pip install ipython ipykernel --pre
the alpha is not, and will likely not be on Conda (Unless someone makes it happen see Nick comment below)
Note that you likely need to update ipykernel as well as IPykernel < 6.5 would pin IPython, while we didn’t break API, pip may still not upgrade IPython if you have older ipykernel.
Especially if you maintain packages, can you try that in CI see if it breaks anything.
I’m also looking for help to get a more polished what’s new.