[RELEASED] Python 3.4.6rc1 and Python 3.5.3rc1 are now available

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Mon Jan 2 01:20:56 EST 2017

On behalf of the Python development community and the Python 3.4 and Python 3.5 
release teams, I'm pleased to announce the availability of Python 3.4.6rc1 and 
Python 3.5.6rc1.

Python 3.4 is now in "security fixes only" mode.  This is the final stage of 
support for Python 3.4.  Python 3.4 now only receives security fixes, not bug 
fixes, and Python 3.4 releases are source code only--no more official binary 
installers will be produced.

Python 3.5 is still in active "bug fix" mode.  Python 3.5.3rc1 contains many 
incremental improvements over Python 3.5.2.

Both these releases are "release candidates".  They should not be considered 
the final releases, although the final releases should contain only minor 
differences.  Python users are encouraged to test with these releases and 
report any problems they encounter.

You can find Python 3.4.6rc1 here:


And you can find Python 3.5.3rc1 here:


Python 3.4.6 final and Python 3.5.3 final are both scheduled for release on 
January 16th, 2017.

Happy New Year,


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