I finally just got to reading the release page and noticed two notes that should be updated:

 

·         Windows users: If installing Python 3.5.0b1 as a non-privileged user, you may need to escalate to administrator privileges to install an update to your C runtime libraries.

Should be “3.5.0b4”, but can probably just say “3.5” as this requirement is not going to go away (but note “you may” – it only occurs at most once per machine).

 

·         Windows users: The Windows binaries were built with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, which is not yet officially released. (It's currently offered in "Preview" mode, which is akin to a "beta".) It is our intention to ship Python 3.5 using VS2015, although right now VS2015's final release date is unclear.

The latest build used VS 2015 final. The What’s New page calls out the new compiler, so this point can probably just disappear unless we want to specially call out the changed compiler on the download page.

 

Cheers,

Steve

 

From: python-committers [mailto:python-committers-bounces+steve.dower=microsoft.com@python.org] On Behalf Of Larry Hastings
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2015 0737
To: Python-Dev <python-dev@python.org>; python-committers <python-committers@python.org>; python-announce@python.org; python-list@python.org
Subject: [python-committers] [RELEASED] Python 3.5.0b4 is now available

 

 

On behalf of the Python development community and the Python 3.5 release team, I'm delighted to announce the availability of Python 3.5.0b4.  Python 3.5.0b4 is scheduled to be the last beta release; the next release will be Python 3.5.0rc1, or Release Candidate 1.

Python 3.5 has now entered "feature freeze".  By default new features may no longer be added to Python 3.5.

This is a preview release, and its use is not recommended for production settings.

An important reminder for Windows users about Python 3.5.0b4: if installing Python 3.5.0b4 as a non-privileged user, you may need to escalate to administrator privileges to install an update to your C runtime libraries.


You can find Python 3.5.0b4 here:

https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-350b4/

Happy hacking,


/arry