[Python-Dev] Python release delay

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Sat, 8 Jul 2000 00:01:53 +0200

On Fri, Jul 07, 2000 at 05:41:57PM -0500, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> CNRI's Bob Kahn has this message for the Python user community:

> > "As a result of the recent transition of the Core Python development
> > activity from CNRI to BeOpen, a number of issues have arisen that CNRI and
> > BeOpen are in the process of working out. As soon as these are resolved,
> > which we hope will be very shortly, we plan to have the final version of
> > Python 1.6 available for download. We apologize for this delay, but
> > hopefully, it will not last long and will ultimately put the future python
> > evolution on a more solid foundation. In the meantime, BeOpen and CNRI will
> > also be working together on updates to the python.org website, and bug
> > reports, patches and other contributions to Python 1.6 should continue to
> > be submitted to CNRI following the procedures posted at the python.org site."

Uuhmm... So...

- The next version will be Python 1.6, not 2.0
- All patch submissions since PythonLabs started and everyone promptly forgot
about the CNRI-required Disclaimer should be resubmitted with disclaimer (or
perhaps disclaimer posted seperately)
- This goes for all future versions of Python as well
- CNRI, not Guido, BeOpen or PythonLabs , controls the future of Python, for
everything from bugfixes to new features.

When will we get your (Guido), PythonLabs' or BeOpen's official statement(s)
on this ? :)

Please-correct-me-if-I'm-wrong-ly y'rs,

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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