On behalf of the Python development community and the Python 3.6 release team, I would like to announce the availability of Python 3.6.0rc2. 3.6.0rc2 is the second release candidate for Python 3.6, the next major release of Python.
Code for 3.6.0 is now frozen. 3.6.0rc2 is the same code base as the first release candidate, 3.6.0rc1, with the addition of fixes for a couple of critical problems and with some documentation additions and updates. Assuming no further release critical problems are found prior to the 3.6.0 final release date, now planned for 2016-12-23, the 3.6.0 final release will be the same code base as this 3.6.0rc2. Maintenance releases for the 3.6 series will follow at regular intervals starting in the first quarter of 2017.
Among the new major new features in Python 3.6 are:
Please see "What’s New In Python 3.6" for more information:
You can find Python 3.6.0rc2 here:
Note that 3.6.0rc2 is still a preview release and thus its use is not recommended for production environments.
More information about the release schedule can be found here:
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