[python-committers] Proposed schedule for next 3.4 and 3.5 releases - end of January / early February

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Fri Dec 8 17:10:45 EST 2017

Howdy howdy.  I know nobody's excited by the prospect of 3.4 and 3.5 
releases--I mean, fer gosh sakes, neither of those versions even has 
f-strings!   But we're about due.  I prefer to release roughly every six 
months, and the current releases came out in early August.

Here's my proposed schedule:

    Sun Jan 21 2017 - release 3.4.8rc1 and 3.5.5rc1
    Sun Feb 04 2017 - release 3.4.8 final and 3.5.5 final

Unless I'm presented with good reasons to change it, that'll be the 
schedule.  I'll update the PEPs with the final release dates in about a 

Just for fun, I'll remind everybody here that 3.4 and 3.5 are both in 
security-fixes-only mode.  This means two things:

 1. These will be source-code-only releases; the Python core dev team
    won't release any more binary installers for 3.4 or 3.5.
 2. I'm the only person permitted to accept PRs for 3.4 and 3.5. If you
    have security fixes for either of those versions, please add me as a

Happy holidays to you and yours,

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