I'm happy to announce the release of Python 2.2.2 beta 1. Python 2.2.2 will be a fully backwards compatible bugfix release for Python 2.2.1. I'm shooting for a short beta test cycle: hopefully I can make the final 2.2.2 release next week with minimal changes from 2.2.2b1.
Python 2.2.2 has a large number of bug fixes in all areas of the interpreter and the library; for a full account see the release notes, available via the link below.
The new release is available here:
As usual, a Windows installer and a Unix/Linux source tarball are made available, as well as tarballs of the documentation in various forms. At the moment, no Mac version is available, though I expect that Jack Jansen will start working on one soon. Likewise, no Linux RPMs are available; I expect that Sean Reifschneider will prepare Linux RPMs for 2.2.2 final.
I'm especially grateful to Michael Hudson, Raymond Hettinger and Neal Norwitz for their hard work on backporting the large volume of patches from Python 2.3. Without them this release would not have been possible.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)