Python 2.0.1 released!

Guido van Rossum
Fri, 22 Jun 2001 13:12:20 -0400

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; 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: