(cross posting to python-committers, python-dev, core-workflow)
PEP 581: Using GitHub Issues has been accepted by the steering council, but
PEP 588: GitHub Issues Migration plan is still in progress.
I'd like to hear from core developers as well as heavy b.p.o users, the
1. what features do they find lacking from GitHub issues, or
2. what are the things you can do in b.p.o but not in GitHub, or
3. Other workflow that will be blocked if we were to switch to GitHub
By understanding your needs, we can be better prepared for the migration,
and we can start looking for solutions.
In addition, I received tip that the GitHub team is very motivated to help
us, and if we can give them some of our most wanted features, they *might* be
able to accommodate us. But first we need to tell them what we need.
They're not promising anything, but I'd like to at least try and give them
1. Please leave your comment in this issue:
2. Leave your +1 by reacting 👍 to suggested feature by others
3. Please do this before October 1, 2019 (not a hard deadline)
It's time for the last beta release of Python 3.8. Go find it at:
This release is the last of four planned beta release previews. Beta release previews are intended to give the wider community the opportunity to test new features and bug fixes and to prepare their projects to support the new feature release. The next pre-release of Python 3.8 will be 3.8.0c1, the first release candidate, currently scheduled for 2019-09-30.
Call to action
We strongly encourage maintainers of third-party Python projects to test with 3.8 during the beta phase and report issues found to the Python bug tracker as soon as possible. Please note this is the last beta release, there is not much time left to identify and fix issues before the release of 3.8.0. If you were hesitating trying it out before, now is the time.
While the release is planned to be feature complete entering the beta phase, it is possible that features may be modified or, in rare cases, deleted up until the start of the release candidate phase (2019-09-30). Our goal is have no ABI changes after beta 3 and no code changes after 3.8.0c1, the release candidate.
To achieve that, it will be extremely important to get as much exposure for 3.8 as possible during the beta phase. That beta phase is coming to an end. Please test now.
Please keep in mind that this is a preview release and its use is not recommended for production environments.
Many developers worked hard for the past four weeks to squash remaining bugs, some requiring non-obvious decisions. Many thanks to the most active, namely Raymond Hettinger, Steve Dower, Victor Stinner, Terry Jan Reedy, Serhiy Storchaka, Pablo Galindo Salgado, Tal Einat, Zackery Spytz, Ronald Oussoren, Neil Schemenauer, Inada Naoki, Christian Heimes, and Andrew Svetlov.
3.8.0 would not reach the Last Beta without you. Thank you!
I'm sending on her behalf:
Hi folks -
Bletchley Park https://bletchleypark.org.uk/
be of interest to some of you attending the Sprint in London. The park
closes at 5pm so if there is a group of folks interested in going Sunday
Sept 8th, it is recommended. Everyone can buy their tickets online
Locals may have better suggestions on how to get there, but looking at maps
it takes about 1h30m to get to the Park via public transport from the hotel
many of you are staying at (Premier Inn London Bank Tower).
Going at 10am or 11am is probably best. If anyone is interested in going,
feel free to *email me off-list *and I can start a separate email thread
with those interested. Unfortunately, I am not going so beyond getting the
discussion going, I won't be of much help after :)
P.S. for those that prefer to go the Saturday after the Sprint (Sept 14),
please note that the website shows limited availability. I recommend
booking your tickets ASAP if that day if your preference.
It's everyone's favorite time of year: MSDN subscription season. Microsoft
provides our team complimentary Microsoft Developer Network accounts, which
gives us access to various Visual Studio versions, OS images, and a whole
lot more in support of us developing and testing Python on Windows.
*If you're interested, please read on and respond by Friday August 9.*
In exchange for the following details, I'll submit our team's info as a
batch and you should usually get an email about MSDN within a week.
Sometimes the email goes to spam, and sometimes it doesn't get delivered at
all. If yours is a renewal and you don't hear back, try logging in anyway
next week. If it still doesn't work after a while, let me know and I'll
ping our contact at Microsoft again and see if something went wrong. If you
respond after Friday, that's fine, though it might take longer to process.
*First Name:Last Name:*
*Email Address:Complete Mailing Address:*
Thanks for everyone's work!