RELEASED Python 2.4, alpha 3

Anthony Baxter anthony at
Fri Sep 3 10:36:16 CEST 2004

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On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm
happy to announce the third alpha of Python 2.4.

Python 2.4a3 is an alpha release.  We'd greatly appreciate it if you
could download it, kick the tires and let us know of any problems you
find, but it is not suitable for production usage.


In this release we have PEP-292 string templates, a new syntax for
multi-line imports, and a large number of other bug fixes and
improvements.  See either the highlights, the What's New in
Python 2.4, or the detailed NEWS file -- all available from the
Python 2.4 webpage.

This will hopefully be the last alpha in the Python 2.4 cycle -
a first beta will follow in a few weeks. Once the first beta is
out, we're in feature-freeze mode - so if you've got new things
you want in, make sure you hurry!

Please log any problems you have with this release in the SourceForge
bug tracker (noting that you're using 2.4a3):


Enjoy the new release,

Anthony Baxter
anthony at
Python Release Manager
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team)
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