On behalf of the Python development community and the Python 3.4 release team, I'm pleased to announce the availability of Python 3.4.4.  Python 3.4.4 is the last version of Python 3.4.4 with binary installers, and the end of "bugfix" support.  After this release, Python 3.4.4 moves into "security fixes only" mode, and future releases will be source-code-only.

You can see what's changed in Python 3.4.4 (as compared to previous versions of 3.4) here:


And you can download Python 3.4.4 here:


Windows and Mac users: please read the important platform-specific "Notes on this release" section near the end of that page.

One final note.  3.4.4 final marks the end of an era: it contains the last Windows installers that will be built by Martin von Loewis.  Martin has been the Windows release "Platform Expert" since the Python 2.4 release cycle started more than twelve years ago--in other words, for more than half of Python's entire existence!  On behalf of the Python community, and particularly on behalf of the Python release managers, I'd like to thank Martin for his years of service to the community, and for the care and professionalism he brought to his role.  It was a pleasure working with him, and we wish him the very best in his future projects.

We hope you enjoy Python 3.4.4!

Happy holidays,