[RELEASE] Python 2.7.9 release candidate 1

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Wed Nov 26 19:40:44 CET 2014

I'm pleased to announce the first release candidate of Python 2.7.9,
which will be the next bugfix release in the Python 2.7 series. Despite
technically being a maintenance release, Python 2.7.9 will include
several majors changes from 2.7.8:
- The "ensurepip" module has been backported to Python 2.7.
- Python 3's ssl module has been backported to Python 2.7.
- HTTPS certificates are now verified by default using the system's
certificate store.
- SSLv3 has been disabled by default due to the POODLE attack.

Downloads are at

Application and library authors are encouraged test Python 2.7.9 release
candidate 1 with their code. This is especially important for 2.7.9 due
to significant changes mentioned above.

Please report bugs to

Python 2.7.9 final is currently scheduled for December 10th.

2.7 release manager
on behalf on python-dev and all of Python's contributors

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