[Python-checkins] peps: Extend Python 2.7 life till 2020.

guido.van.rossum python-checkins at python.org
Sun Apr 13 16:38:59 CEST 2014

changeset:   5457:76d43e52d978
user:        Guido van Rossum <guido at dropbox.com>
date:        Sun Apr 13 10:39:07 2014 -0400
  Extend Python 2.7 life till 2020.

  pep-0373.txt |  20 ++++++++++++++++++--
  1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/pep-0373.txt b/pep-0373.txt
--- a/pep-0373.txt
+++ b/pep-0373.txt
@@ -18,6 +18,21 @@
 items.  Small features may be added up to and including the first beta
 release.  Bugs may be fixed until the final release.
+The End Of Life date (EOL, sunset date) for Python 2.7 has been moved
+five years into the future, to 2020.  This decision was made to
+clarify the status of Python 2.7 and relieve worries for those users
+who cannot yet migrate to Python 3.  See also PEP 466.
+This declaration does not guarantee that bugfix releases will be made
+on a regular basis, but it should enable volunteers who want to
+contribute bugfixes for Python 2.7 and it should satisfy vendors who
+still have to support Python 2 for years to come.
+There will be no Python 2.8.
 Release Manager and Crew
@@ -50,15 +65,16 @@
 Being the last of the 2.x series, 2.7 will have an extended period of
-maintenance. The current plan is to support it for at least 5 years
+maintenance. The current plan is to support it for at least 10 years
 from the initial 2.7 release. This means there will be bugfix releases
-until 2015.
+until 2020.
 Planned future release dates:
 - 2.7.7 May 2014
 - 2.7.8 November 2014
 - 2.7.9 May 2015
+- beyond this date, releases as needed
 Dates of previous maintenance releases:

Repository URL: http://hg.python.org/peps

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