Jeremy> We'll have to be a lot more careful about the 2.0 final release. Jeremy> PEP 200 has a tenative ship date of Oct. 10. We should probably Jeremy> have a code freeze on Oct. 6 and leave the weekend and Monday Jeremy> for verifying that there are no build problems on little- and Jeremy> big-endian platforms.
Since you can't test on all platforms, if you fix platform-specific bugs bettween now and final release, I suggest you make bundles (tar, Windows installer, whatever) available (without need for CVS) and specifically ask the people who reported those bugs to check things out using the appropriate bundle(s). This is as opposed to making such stuff available and then posting a general note to the various mailing lists asking people to try things out. I think if you're more direct with people who have "interesting" platforms, you will improve the chances of wringing out a few more bugs before the actual release.