I am completely confused by the state of the 3.2 branch. My understanding
is that RC1 has been released, that RC2 is coming soon, and that Georg
is releasing 3.2.1 from a separate clone so that we do not have to have
a freeze in the main repo. All that is fine, but the main repo NEWS
file is headed by "What's New in Python 3.2.1 Release candidate 2?",
yet there are clearly news items in that section that should not be
going in to release candidate 2. As an arbitrary example, take:
- Issue #12175: FileIO.readall() now raises a ValueError instead of
an IOError if the file is closed.
That seems to me to be clearly not a critical fix, and thus not
appropriate for the RC stage.
Is is that the NEWS section hasn't been updated? Or, Georg, are you
going to sort out the stuff you really put into RC2 from the other stuff
after you release RC2?
I'm not committing anything right now because it just isn't clear to me
how all of this is working, so for me it's as if we have a freeze just
like we had with our SVN procedures.
(The 2.7 branch, on the other hand, looks as I would expect, with
the section header referring to 2.7.3.)
R. David Murray http://www.bitdance.com
I plan on releasing Python 2.6.7 as scheduled today. I see no showstopper bugs,
but do feel free to ping me on irc if you know of any reason to delay the
release. I probably won't start on it for several hours yet.
As I've already said in another thread, I plan for 3.2.1 r2 as soon as
http://bugs.python.org/issue12084 is fixed. This is hopefully this
weekend, but may be next. Final is, as always, one week later.