[RELEASED] Python 3.1.2 release candidate

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sat Mar 6 23:13:46 CET 2010

On behalf of the Python development team, I'm pleased to announce a release
candidate for the second bugfix release of the Python 3.1 series, Python 3.1.2.

This bug fix release fixes numerous issues found in 3.1.1.  This release
candidate has been released to solicit testing and feedback over an possible
regressions from 3.1.1.  Please consider testing it with your library or
application and reporting an bugs you encounter.  This will help make the final
3.1.2 release, planned in 2 weeks time, all the more stable.

The Python 3.1 version series focuses on the stabilization and optimization of
the features and changes that Python 3.0 introduced.  For example, the new I/O
system has been rewritten in C for speed.  File system APIs that use unicode
strings now handle paths with undecodable bytes in them. Other features include
an ordered dictionary implementation, a condensed syntax for nested with
statements, and support for ttk Tile in Tkinter.  For a more extensive list of
changes in 3.1, see http://doc.python.org/3.1/whatsnew/3.1.html or Misc/NEWS in
the Python distribution.

To download Python 3.1.2rc1 visit:


A list of changes in 3.1.2rc1 can be found here:


The 3.1 documentation can be found at:


Bugs can always be reported to:



Benjamin Peterson
Release Manager
benjamin at python.org
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team and 3.1.2's contributors)

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