[Python-Dev] 2.2a2 release next Wednesday

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:20:18 -0400

Barry & I are planning to release Python 2.2a2 next Wednesday (August
19), according to the (updated) schedule in PEP 251.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) I plan to fork off a short-lived
"release branch", from which the release will be done.  Nobody but
Barry & I should be checking things in on the release branch.  We'll
selectively merges the trunk into the branch if needed.  We'll merge
the branch back to the trunk after the release.

Anybody who wants something to show up in 2.2a2 would be wise to check
it in today or before dawn tomorrow.  Please mail me if you need me to
wait for something specific.

PS Martin: I currently have two failing tests!

- test_b1 crashes (in the "float" subtest):

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "../Lib/test/test_b1.py", line 259, in ?
    if float(unicode("  \u0663.\u0661\u0664  ")) != 3.14:
ValueError: invalid literal for float(): \u0663.\u0661\u0664  

- test_format.py fails:

u'abc %\\\u3000' % 1 works? ... no
Unexpected  exceptions.ValueError : "unsupported format character '\\' (0x5c) at index 5"

I expect these are casualties of the --disable-unicode checkins.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)