GvR> Or maybe 2.3 should become 2.2.3. <0.5 wink> BAW> I think the new bool type has already prevented that. SM> Why? If you postulate that 2.even.x become the experimental SM> release branches, then 2.2.3 with a bool type makes perfect SM> sense.
BAW> Given that interpretation, I'd agree.
If we're going for an even/odd scheme, I wouldn't want to swap the Linux convention, so 2.2 would have to be stable, and 2.3 experimental. Given Alex's comments on 2.2, I don't think it's too far of a stretch to label 2.2 stable after the fact. It could make it easier to start experimenting with stuff in 2.3.
I also like the idea of doing away with alpha/beta releases and use micro releases instead. I guess we'd have to issue a press release (we may already be doing one for 2.2.1, we may have to add some words to it).
Maybe I should PEP it first? :-)
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)