[Python-Dev] Python 2.2rc1 - release branch created

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 15:01:36 -0500

I've created the Python 2.2rc1 release branch.  The CVS tag is
`r22rc1-branch'.  There's also a tag `r22rc1-fork' -- that's the point
on the trunk where the branch forks off.  So far the only change in
the branch is the version number.

As usual, no one except Guido and myself (or our authorized bots)
should make checkins to the branch.  Checkins to the trunk are okay
but discouraged, and generally will /not/ be merged into the release
branch unless you notify us (a comment in the checkin message would

I'll be cutting the release tomorrow morning local time (Friday
December 14).  After the release is done, the branch will be merged
back into the trunk.

Please note that as this is a release candidate, only essential or
showstopper bugs should be fixed.  Definitely, no new features should
be added.  According to PEP 251, Python 2.2 final is currently
scheduled for 19-Dec-2001.  If you're unsure whether to make a change
or not, please contact us first.