[Python-Dev] 2.1 alpha 1 release schedule

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 17:38:22 -0500

Practicality beats purity: we're very close to a release, but I've
decided to hold off to give Jeremy a chance to finish the nested
scopes, to give Fred a chance to revise the weak references according
to Martin's wishes, and in general for things to settle.

Most likely we'll be able to release Monday night (Jan 22).

Unfortunately email through python.org seems to be wedged again (I
swear, it seems like it starts getting wedged every afternoon between
3 and 4!) so I don't have a clear view of what the latest checkins
were; but from cvs update it seems that the following things happened
this afternoon:

- Barry fixed a core dump in function attribute assignments

- Marc-Andre withrew unistr(), pending more discussion

- Fredrik fixed the ucnhash problem

- I fixed two path problems in the new build process that only
  occurred when you were building in a subdirectory of the source tree

Good work, crew!  I'm taking the weekend off.

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