[Python-Dev] Would it make sense to issue an extra alpha next week?

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 14:54:05 -0700


On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 03:28:25PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> When I was updating the NEWS file this morning, I realized that we've
> already added a truckload of nifty stuff in the 9 days since 2.2a2 was
> released: int overflows return longs, classic division warnings,
> subclassing builtins, super, getset, two fixes to float literals, the
> new GC API, and PyString_FromFormat[V].
> I expect that I'll be concentrating on documentation for the
> type/class unification next.  While writing the first piece of
> documentation, I realized that, sadly, several more advanced things
> aren't available in 2.2a2 yet.
> The next alpha is planned for Sept. 19, almost three weeks off still.
> Does anybody object against the release of an extra release, 2.2a3,
> around Sept. 5?  We could do 2.2a4 on Sept. 19, or a week later if the
> schedule gets too crowded.
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/