In light of the release of Python 3.9b1, let’s take a moment to celebrate all the great work that our Python 3.8 and 3.9 release manager Łukasz has done. The role of Python Release Manager is hugely important to each successful release, and it can be a lot of work, often unseen and thankless to shepherd a new Python version through its first alpha release to its last security release. With all of your immeasurable help, the Release Manager ensures solid, feature-full releases that the entire Python community eagerly awaits.
Łukasz carries on the fine tradition of all of our past release managers, and now that his second release has entered beta phase, I’m very happy to announce our next Release Manager, for Python 3.10 and 3.11: Pablo Galindo Salgado!
Since becoming a core developer in 2018, Pablo has contributed significantly to Python. With the change to an annual release cycle (PEP 602, authored by Łukasz), the time commitment for release managers has been reduced as well, and we will continue to look for ways to make the selection process for release managers more transparent and accessible. I know that in addition to admirably managing the releases for 3.10 and 3.11, Pablo will also help to continually improve the process of selecting and serving as release manager.
Please join me in welcoming Pablo in his new role!