[ANN] Python 2.3.7 and 2.4.5, release candidate 1

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Mar 2 22:06:05 CET 2008

On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm
happy to announce the release candidates of Python 2.4.5 and 2.4.5.

Both releases include only security fixes. Python 2.5 is the latest
version of Python, we're making this release for people who are still
running Python 2.3 or 2.4.

See the release notes at the website (also available as Misc/NEWS in
the source distribution) for details of bugs fixed; most of them prevent
interpreter crashes (and now cause proper Python exceptions in cases
where the interpreter may have crashed before).

Assuming no major problems crop up, a final release of Python 2.4.4 will
follow in about a week's time.

For more information on Python 2.3.7 and 2.4.5, including download
links for various platforms, release notes, and known issues, please


Highlights of the previous major Python releases are available
from the Python 2.4 page, at


Enjoy this release,

Martin v. Loewis
martin at v.loewis.de
Python Release Manager
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team)

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