Python 2.4 final will probably be released in a few hours so this seems like a good time to release the standalone email package, version 3.0 final. Unless there's some last second snafu, this will be identical to the version released with Python 2.4.
email 3.0 is compatible with Python 2.3 and 2.4. If you need to support earlier versions of Python, stick with email 2.5.5. For documentation (until Fred flips the "current" docs switch) and download links, please see the email-sig home page:
Changes in email 3.0 include:
* New FeedParser provides an incremental parsing API for applications that may need to read email messages from blocking sources (e.g. sockets). FeedParser is also more standards compliant than the old parser and is "non-strict", so that it should never raise parse errors when parsing broken messages. * The old Parser API is (mostly) supported for backward compatibility. * Previously deprecated API features have been removed, while a few more deprecations have been added. * Support for Pythons earlier than 2.3 have been removed. * Lots and lots of fixes.
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