On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm happy to announce the release of Python 2.3.5 (release candidate 1).
Python 2.3.5 is a bug-fix release. See the release notes at the website (also available as Misc/NEWS in the source distribution) for details of the bugs squished in this release.
Assuming no major problems crop up, a final release of Python 2.3.5 will follow in about a week's time.
Python 2.3.5 is the last release in the Python 2.3 series, and is being released for those people who still need to use Python 2.3. Python 2.4 is a newer release, and should be preferred if possible. From here, bugfix releases are switching to the Python 2.4 branch - a 2.4.1 will follow 2.3.5 final.
For more information on Python 2.3.5, including download links for various platforms, release notes, and known issues, please see:
Highlights of this new release include:
Highlights of the previous major Python release (2.3) are available
from the Python 2.3 page, at
Enjoy the new release, Anthony
Anthony Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org Python Release Manager (on behalf of the entire python-dev team)