The Dask community is highly distributed with different teams working independently. This is powerful but sometimes makes it hard for people within the community to see everything that is going on. The Dask Heartbeat by Coiled is a monthly publication intended to centralize and broadcast Dask news over the previous four weeks.
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Over the last month there have been several releases in the Dask ecosystem. In particular:
Some highlights from the April Dask community meeting:
Full meeting notes are available here.
Dask recently added cloudpickle, partd, fsspec, and toolz as required dependencies. Previously these packages were required to use certain functionality in Dask (e.g. Dask delayed), but were upgraded to required dependencies to reduce project maintenance.
The Dask development team maintains commit rights on all of these projects.
The Dask community continues migrating the default branch name for its repositories to “main”. Recently the Dask and Distributed repositories were migrated. You can track progress here.
Dask is joining this year’s Google Summer of Code under the NumFOCUS umbrella. If you’re interested in project ideas, see this Dask wiki page.
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