Python Plugin 3.0 RC 1

During the last few months we have been working on version 3.0 of the Python plugin which adds a lot of improvements for developing and debugging OpenTAP plugins in Python.

Many of these improvements came from upgrading to a new version of PythonNet and from rethinking and simplifying the development experience.

The Highlights

  • Any .NET class can be inherited and any interface implemented.
  • Support for MacOS and Arm64 Architecture added.
  • Python future compatibility: Adds support for future Python versions.
  • Support for debugging on all platforms.
  • It is no longer necessary to run ‘tap python build’ to generate class wrappers.

Breaking Changes

  • Python 2.x versions are no longer supported
  • Python 3.6 and older are no longer supported.
  • Compiled C# to Python APIs are no longer supported.

Getting started

# Download the plugin
tap package install Python --version 3.0-rc

# Download the examples
# The will be located in your tap installation Packages/PythonExamples/
tap package install PythonExamples --version 3.0-rc

When will it be released?

The plugin is essentially feature complete. If no critical issues are found during testing it will be released in a 3.0.0 version.

Bug reports, suggestions and feature requests are welcome at our Github issue tracker.

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