Sage 6.0 released

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Sage 6.0 released Harald Schilly 12/20/13 1:05 PM
Sage 6.0 was released on 18 December 2013. It is available in
source and binary form from:

  * http://www.sagemath.org/download.html

Sage (http://www.sagemath.org/) is developed by volunteers and combines
over 90 open source packages. For instructions about installing Sage, see

  * http://www.sagemath.org/doc/installation

The following page lists the platforms on which Sage should work:

  * http://wiki.sagemath.org/SupportedPlatforms

If you have any questions and/or problems, please report them to any of
these Google groups:

  * sage-support: http://groups.google.com/group/sage-support
  * sage-devel: http://groups.google.com/group/sage-devel

You can also drop by in #sagemath on freenode or post your questions
at http://ask.sagemath.org/

The following 11 people contributed to this release. Of those, 0 made
their first contribution to Sage:

  - David Roe
  - Jeroen Demeyer
  - Julian Rueth
  - Marc Mezzarobba
  - Martin Albrecht
  - Martin Raum
  - Peter Bruin
  - R. Andrew Ohana
  - Robert Bradshaw
  - Timo Kluck
  - Volker Braun

* Release manager: Volker Braun.

* We closed 30 tickets in this release.

Merged in sage-6.0.rc0:

#14480: R. Andrew Ohana: switch sage to the new directory layout [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#14481: Volker Braun: document the new workflow [Reviewed by Marc Mezzarobba]
#14482: Robert Bradshaw, David Roe, Julian Rueth, R. Andrew Ohana, Martin Raum, Timo Kluck: create the new development scripts/library [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#14908: Two small issues with make micro_release [Reviewed by Marc Mezzarobba, Volker Braun]
#14962: Volker Braun: make sure all optional packages work in the git repository [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#14968: Robert Bradshaw: Store actual tarball name in pkg metadata. [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#15120: Fix doctest doctests in git layout. [Reviewed by Robert Bradshaw, Volker Braun]
#15221: Robert Bradshaw: Sage should re-build packages when versions change. [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#15222: Robert Bradshaw: "make download" target for sage [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#15241: Volker Braun: Add editor- and os-specific temporary files to .gitignore [Reviewed by Robert Bradshaw]
#15263: Martin Albrecht,Volker Braun: update database_symbolic_data to new git workflow [Reviewed by Volker Braun, Martin Albrecht]
#15302: Volker Braun: Update misc. optional spkgs to the new directory layout [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]
#15401: Volker Braun: Build git without gettext if necessary, spkg-check sanity [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]
#15420: Robert Bradshaw, R. Andrew Ohana: Borken git doctests. [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]
#15430: Robert Bradshaw: Enable cython caching [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#15436: Volker Braun: Cksum uses tabs instead of spaces, breaking sage-spkg's regex [Reviewed by unknown]
#15440: Volker Braun: Random spaces injected into Maxima pexpect output [Reviewed by Peter Bruin]
#15458: Volker Braun: "make distclean" fails on Solaris [Reviewed by unknown]
#15465: Volker Braun: Allow using Sage without dev/git [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]
#15468: Volker Braun: update to latest upstream git [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]
#15469: Volker Braun: Symmetrica spkg-check fails due to whitespace [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]
#15472: Volker Braun: Fixes for the source tarball generation (sage -sdist) [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]

Merged in sage-6.0.rc1:

#13015: Metaticket: revamp workflow / switch to git [Reviewed by unknown]
#14715: Jeroen Demeyer: Gracefully break upgrading from earlier versions [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#15509: R. Andrew Ohana: sage-fix-pkg-checksums can break when not run from bash [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#15517: Jeroen Demeyer: Run sage-upgrade *outside* of the Sage shell [Reviewed by Volker Braun, R. Andrew Ohana]
#15524: Volker Braun: sage-fix-pkg-checksums does not preserve tarball name [Reviewed by unknown]
#15526: Volker Braun: banner is not updated [Reviewed by Volker Braun]
#15527: Volker Braun: Automatically pick up version for bdist [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]
#15529: Volker Braun: Maxima takes version information from git repo [Reviewed by R. Andrew Ohana]