on behalf of the Numba community I would like to announce the immediate availability of the release candidates: Numba 0.54.0 RC1 and llvmlite 0.37.0 RC1! These release candidates result from a concentrated, three-month effort by 32 unique contributors and consist of patches from over 160 Pull-Requests!
Conda packages can be installed from the
numba channel on anaconda.org with
conda install -c numba numba=0.54.0rc1
conda install -c numba llvmlite=v0.37.0rc1
If you have time and inclination, please do test these release candidates with your own libraries and tools and report back any issues you may encounter!
Binary wheels are unfortunately not yet available but we hope to build those in time for the final release.
Thank you again to all contributors for helping to improve Numba!