[Python-Dev] Python 2.2 Release Schedule
Barry A. Warsaw
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 13:03:45 -0400
Here is PEP 251, the Python 2.2 release schedule, revised after our
Pythonlabs meeting of yesterday. Please note the following
- Final release is now scheduled for 19-Dec-2001
- We plan the second 2.2 alpha for 22-Aug-2001
- We plan to release a third alpha.
As always, the PEP is available online at
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Title: Python 2.2 Release Schedule
Version: $Revision: 1.4 $
Author: email@example.com (Guido van Rossum), firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry A. Warsaw)
This document describes the post-Python 2.1 development and
release schedule. The schedule primarily concerns itself with
PEP-sized items. Small bug fixes and changes will occur up until
the first beta release.
NOTE: the schedule below and the list of features under
consideration are all subject to change! If the energy in the
community changes or the feedback on a PEP is particularly
positive or negative, this may affect decisions.
Tentative future release dates. Note that we've slipped this
compared to the schedule posted around the release of 2.2a1.
19-Dec-2001: 2.2 (final release)
12-Dec-2001: 2.2c1 (release candidate)
19-Sep-2001: 2.2a3 (new! a third alpha)
Barry Warsaw will take over as the release manager. Guido and
Barry will release 2.2a2 together, after that Barry will be
responsible for releases.
We'd like to experiment with a new mechanism for releases: a week
before every alpha, beta or other release, we'll fork off a branch
which will become the release; changes to the branch will have to
be approved before they can be checked in. This is how some other
large projects (e.g. Mozilla) work, and we hope it will help
reduce the number of bugs introduced in releases at the last
Planned features for 2.2
The following features are already checked in on the head revision
(for a more detailed account, see Misc/NEWS):
- iterators (PEP 234)
- generators (PEP 255)
- division (PEP 238)
- unification of types and classes (PEP 252, PEP 253)
Work on the class/type unification is still ongoing.
The following features are under consideration:
- unifying long ints and plain ints (PEP 237)
There needs to be more discussion of each of these before we can
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