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 date?
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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