Maybe I'm not involved enough in the release process, but this seems
confusing to me. On the same day that the PSF put up a page about the
1/1/2020 date, we choose April 2020 as the last release? Why? I
thought the point was to save core devs efforts. Is this an unofficial
grace period? Will there be a public document that announces the April
What does the "official EOL date" mean if there's a release in April?
On 9/9/19 9:29 AM, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> Hi all,
> It's finally time to schedule the last releases in Python 2's life. There will be two more releases of Python 2.7: Python 2.7.17 and Python 2.7.18.
> Python 2.7.17 release candidate 1 will happen on October 5th followed by the final release on October 19th.
> I'm going to time Python 2.7.18 to coincide with PyCon 2020 in April, so attendees can enjoy some collective catharsis. We'll still say January 1st is the official EOL date.
> Thanks to Sumana Harihareswara, there's now a FAQ about the Python 2 sunset on the website: https://www.python.org/doc/sunset-python-2/
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