On behalf of the Python development community and the Python
3.5 release team, I'm relieved to announce the availability
of Python 3.5.0b2. Python 3.5.0b1 had a major regression
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and as such was not suitable for testing Python 3.5.
Therefore we've made this extra beta release, only a week
later. Anyone trying Python 3.5.0b1 should switch
immediately to testing with Python 3.5.0b2.
Python 3.5 has now entered "feature freeze". By default new
features may no longer be added to Python 3.5. (However,
there are a handful of features that weren't quite ready for
Python 3.5.0 beta 2; these were granted exceptions to the
freeze, and are scheduled to be added before beta 3.)
This is a preview release, and its use is not recommended
for production settings.
Three important notes for Windows users about Python
- If installing Python 3.5.0b2 as a non-privileged user,
you may need to escalate to administrator privileges to
install an update to your C runtime libraries.
- There is now a third type of Windows build for Python
3.5. In addition to the conventional installer and the
web-based installer, Python 3.5 now has an embeddable
release designed to be deployed as part of a larger
application's installer for apps using or extending
Python. During the 3.5 alpha releases, this was an
executable installer; as of 3.5.0 beta 1 the embeddable
build of Python is now shipped in a zip file.
You can find Python 3.5.0b2 here: