On behalf of the Python development team, I'm pleased to announce the first alpha release of Python 2.7.
Python 2.7 is scheduled to be the last major version in the 2.x series. It includes many features that were first released in Python 3.1. The faster io module, the new nested with statement syntax, improved float repr, and the memoryview object have been backported from 3.1. Other features include an ordered dictionary implementation, unittests improvements, and support for ttk Tile in Tkinter. For a more extensive list of changes in 2.7, see http://doc.python.org/dev/doc/whatsnew/2.7.html or Misc/NEWS in the Python distribution. Please note that this is a development release, intended as a preview of new features for the community, and is thus not suitable for production use.
To download Python 2.7 visit:
The 2.7 documentation can be found at:
Please consider trying Python 2.7 with your code and reporting any bugs you may notice to:
-- Benjamin Peterson Release Manager benjamin at python.org (on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 2.7's contributors)