This is a reminder that Python 2.6.9 final - and by that I mean *really* final as it will be the last supported version of Python 2.6 - is scheduled for release one week from today, on October 28, 2013.
All known showstopper security bugs have been applied to the branch. If you know of anything that should go into Python 2.6 but has not yet, please contact me asap. Please test rc1 on your platforms and code, and let me know if you have any problems.
Barring any showstoppers, I will likely cut the release AM my local time.