RELEASED Python 2.4.2, release candidate 1

Anthony Baxter anthony at
Thu Sep 22 09:42:10 CEST 2005

On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm
happy to announce the release of Python 2.4.2 (release candidate 1).

Python 2.4.2 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 more than 60 bugs squished in this release.

Assuming no major problems crop up, a final release of Python 2.4.2 
will follow in about a week's time. 

For more information on Python 2.4.2, including download links for
various platforms, release notes, and known issues, please see:

Highlights of this new release include:

  - Bug fixes. According to the release notes, more than 60 have been
    fixed, including bugs that prevented Python from working properly
    on 64 bit HP/UX and AIX systems.

Highlights of the previous major Python release (2.4) are available     
from the Python 2.4 page, at                                        

Enjoy the new release,

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

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