The release of Python 2.2.2 is here. This is a fully backwards compatible bugfix release for Python 2.2.1.
Thanks to all who submitted last-minute bug reports and fixes -- and thanks even more to those who didn't wait until the last minute! :-)
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. With special dispensation from the "bugfixes only" rule, a brand new version of the email package is also included: email 2.4.3.
The new release is available here:
It will soon be available from mirror sites all over the world -- for a speedy download, try the mirror site nearest to you first:
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 produce one soon. Likewise, no Linux RPMs are available yet; I expect that Sean Reifschneider will prepare these shortly.
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/)