I'm happy to announce Python 2.0.1 -- the final release of the first Python version in a long time whose license is fully compatible with the GPL:
I thank Moshe Zadka who did almost all of the work to make this a useful bugfix release, and then went incommunicado for several weeks. (I hope you're OK, Moshe!)
Compared to the release candidate, we've fixed a few typos in the license, tweaked the documentation a bit, and fixed an indentation error in statcache.py; other than that, the release candidate was perfect. :-)
Python 2.0 users should be able to replace their 2.0 installation with the 2.0.1 release without any ill effects; apart from the license change, we've only fixed bugs that didn't require us to make feature changes. The SRE package (regular expression matching, used by the "re" module) was brought in line with the version distributed with Python 2.1; this is stable feature-wise but much improved bug-wise.
For the full scoop, see the release notes on SourceForge:
Python 2.1 users can ignore this release, unless they have an urgent need for a GPL-compatible Python version and are willing to downgrade. Rest assured that we're planning a bugfix release there too: I expect that Python 2.1.1 will be released within a month, with the same GPL-compatible license. (Right, Thomas?)
We don't intend to build RPMs for 2.0.1. If someone else is interested in doing so, we can link to them.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)