The Python build factories have been busy the last several weeks preparing our fall lineup of releases. Today we are happy to announce three additions: 3.6.3rc1, 3.7.0a1, and 3.3.7 final, which join last weekend's 2.7.14 and last month's 3.5.4 bug-fix releases and 3.4.7 security-fix update (https://www.python.org/downloads/).
Python 3.6.3rc1 is the first release candidate for Python 3.6.3, the next maintenance release of Python 3.6. While 3.6.3rc1 is a preview release and, thus, not intended for production environments, we encourage you to explore it and provide feedback via the Python bug tracker (https://bugs.python.org). 3.6.3 is planned for final release on 2017-10-02 with the next maintenance release expected to follow in about 3 months. You can find Python 3.6.3rc1 and more information here: https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-363rc1/
Python 3.7.0a1 is the first of four planned alpha releases of Python 3.7, the next feature release of Python. During the alpha phase, Python 3.7 remains under heavy development: additional features will be added and existing features may be modified or deleted. Please keep in mind that this is a preview release and its use is not recommended for production environments. The next preview release, 3.6.0a2, is planned for 2017-10-16. You can find Python 3.7.0a1 and more information here: https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-370a1/
Python 3.3.7 is also now available. It is a security-fix source-only release and is expected to be the final release of any kind for Python 3.3.x before it reaches end-of-life status on 2017-09-29, five years after its initial release. Because 3.3.x has long been in security-fix mode, 3.3.7 may no longer build correctly on all current operating system releases and some tests may fail. If you are still using Python 3.3.x, we strongly encourage you to upgrade now to a more recent, fully supported version of Python 3. You can find Python 3.3.7 here: https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-337/
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