On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm happy to announce the release of Python 2.3.1 (final).
Python 2.3.1 is a pure bug fix release of Python 2.3, released in late July. A number of obscure crash-causing bugs have been fixed, various memory leaks have been squished, but no new features have been added to the language or to the library.
For more information on Python 2.3.1, including download links for various platforms, release notes, and known issues, please see:
Highlights of this new release include:
- The Windows installer now ships with documentation in searchable htmlhelp format, rather than individual HTML files.
Highlights of the previous major Python release (2.3) are available from the Python 2.3 page, at
This release was the work of a number of dedicated python-dev folks who took the time to apply bugfixes back to the 2.3 code. The community owes them many thanks for this work.
Enjoy the new release, Anthony
Anthony Baxter email@example.com Python 2.3.1 Release Manager (on behalf of the entire python-dev team)