[python-committers] 3.6.2 update: 3.6.2rc2 coming

Ned Deily nad at python.org
Mon Jul 3 00:43:06 EDT 2017

As you may recall, 3.6.2rc1 was released on 2017-06-17 with an expected release date of 3017-06-30 for 3.6.2 final.  As you also may recall, 3.6.2rc1 was delayed a bit to address some security issues including updating our version of libexpat.  Shortly after 3.6.2rc1 was released, the expat project released another version of libexpat fixing another security problem.  Also since 3.6.2rc1, fixes for several other security issues in Python 3.6 itself have become available and it would be better to get them out sooner rather than later.  Therefore, I have decided to do a second release candidate with select fixes cherry-picked from the 3.6 branch; continue to merge bug fixes and doc fixes into 3.6 as usual for release in 3.6.3.  Since there haven't been regressions reported so far with 3.6.2rc1, we will plan to compress the rest of the release cycle.  Expect to see 3.6.2rc2 available within the next couple of days (2017-07-04 expected) and, assuming no new issues, 3.6.2 final about a week later (around 2017-07-11).


  Ned Deily
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