[RELEASE] Python 2.7.6 release candidate 1

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Oct 27 20:51:13 CET 2013

I'm happy to announce the availability of Python 2.7.6 release candidate 1.

Most importantly, this release candidate resolves crashes of the interactive
interpreter on OS X 10.9. It also includes the usual collection of bugfixes over
2.7.5. These are described in excruciating detail in the Misc/NEWS file of the
source tarball. You can view it online at


Downloads are at


As always, please test the release and report bugs to


With any luck, the final release will follow in a week.

Benjamin Peterson
2.7 Release Manager

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