We are pleased to announce the issue of the first release candidate for
3.8.0. Please test widely so that we may correct any bugs before the
Pre-built wheels are available for most major platforms, and can be
installed using `pip install matplotlib==3.8.0rc1`. Other packages may
also be available already; please check with your preferred source.
This release introduces provisional support for type hints of most
public APIs. Please test typing support with downstream projects.
The 3.8.0 release candidate represents the work of 140 authors over 500 pull requests, and we thank them for their contributions.
For further details, please see the release notes:
and the milestone on GitHub:
Note, the release notes have not yet been curated, and may be incomplete.
For packagers, this release contains some changes to dependencies:
* python>=3.9 is now required.
* kiwisolver>=1.3.1 is now required.
* Pillow>= 8.0 is now required.
* Support for Qt<5.12 has been dropped.
* NumPy 1.21 is now required.
* Tk>=8.5 is now required if Tk is provided.
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