[python-committers] Winding down 3.4

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Mon Aug 13 05:55:32 EDT 2018

Le 13/08/2018 à 11:49, Larry Hastings a écrit :
> We of the core dev community commit to supporting Python releases for
> five years.  Releases get eighteen months of active bug fixes, followed
> by three and a half years of security fixes.  Python 3.4 turns 5 next
> March--at which point we'll stop supporting it, and I'll retire as 3.4
> release manager.
> My plan is to make one final release on or around its fifth birthday
> containing the last round of security fixes.  That's about seven months
> from now.  Nothing has been merged since the releases of 3.4.9 and 3.5.6
> last week, and there are no open PRs against either of those releases.
> But!  There are still a couple languishing "critical" bugs:
>     "shutil copy* unsafe on POSIX - they preserve setuid/setgit bits"
>     https://bugs.python.org/issue17180
>     "XML vulnerabilities in Python"
>     https://bugs.python.org/issue17239
>     "fflush called on pointer to potentially closed file" (Windows only)
>     https://bugs.python.org/issue19050
> It'd be nice to resolve all those issues, one way or another, before we
> retire 3.4.

So that 3.4 dies in good health?



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