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On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I am happy to announce the second and final planned release candidate for Python 2.6, as well as the first release candidate for Python 3.0.
These are release candidates, so while they are not suitable for production environments, we strongly encourage you to download and test them on your software. We expect only critical bugs to be fixed between now and the final releases. Currently Python 2.6 is scheduled for October 1st, 2008. Python 3.0 release candidate 2 is planned for October 1st, with the final release planned for October 15, 2008.
If you find things broken or incorrect, please submit bug reports at
For more information and downloadable distributions, see the Python 2.6 website:
and the Python 3.0 web site:
See PEP 361 for release schedule details:
Enjoy, - -Barry
Barry Warsaw firstname.lastname@example.org Python 2.6/3.0 Release Manager (on behalf of the entire python-dev team)