Thanks for looking into this issue. Indeed the HDF5 transition has made
quite a few RCs pop the last few days.
Please drop the deferred and let me prepare a conventional update with
your changes in, plus some cleaning of the packaging. Can I ping you
back for sponsorship when I am done?
The long-term solution would be to request a new release upstream which
is HDF5 1.10 compatible. They also recently introduced PyPy support,
which I know quite a few people are interested in.
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