There are spurious CI failures (SSL certificate issue in test_httplib).
Therefore the "Squash and merge" button is greyed out.
How should I merge? Using the command-line instructions from Github?
It's time for the LAST alpha of Python 3.8.0. Go get it here:
Python 3.8.0a4 is the fourth and final alpha release of Python 3.8,
the next feature release of Python. During the alpha phase, Python 3.8
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 first beta release, 3.8.0b1, is planned
The release has slipped a week because of me being overwhelmed
with PyCon US this year. There was also a release blocker and
a breaking change to ElementTree. Anyway, sorry for the wait!
I moved the planned date of beta1 a few days to make up for it.
If you have a feature you're working on and you'd like to see it in
3.8.0, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. Please don't wait until May 30th,
get a proper review and land your change as soon as possible.
Q: Can I get my feature in after that date if I ask nicely?
A: Yes, of course. I will release it in Python 3.9.
During the PyCon sprints, I mentored Anthony Shaw (from Real Python) on
triaging bug issues and GitHub pull requests. I will continue to mentor
him, but to help him have the greatest impact, he has been given the triage