[RELEASE] Python 2.7.15 release candidate 1

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sat Apr 14 22:41:19 EDT 2018

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of Python 2.7.15 release candidate 1. Python 2.7.15rc1 is a preview release of the next bug fix release in the Python 2.7.x series.

Python 2.7.15rc1 may be downloaded in source and binary forms from


Please consider testing this release with your applications and libraries and reporting bugs to


A final release is expected in 2 weeks time.

2.7.15 includes some noteworthy changes to the macOS installers: All python.org macOS installers now ship with a built-in copy of OpenSSL. Additionally, there is a new additional installer variant for macOS 10.9+ that includes a built-in version of Tcl/Tk 8.6.  See the installer README for more information.

Thank you,
(on behalf of 2.7's release team and contributors)

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