[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Misc NEWS,,

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 02 Apr 2002 09:27:23 -0500

[Moved from the checkins mail]
> > + What's New in Python 2.1.3?
> > + Release date: XX-XXX-XXXX
> > + ===========================
> > + 
> > + Core
> > + 
> > + - Fixed two bugs reported as SF #535905: under certain conditions,
> > +   deallocating a deeply nested structure could cause a segfault in the
> > +   garbage collector, due to interaction with the "trashcan" code;
> > +   access to the current frame during destruction of a local variable
> > +   could access a pointer to freed memory.
> > + 
> > + 

> Given the impact on Zope, I'd say this probably justifies a 2.1.3
> release. I'm ok to do it, although I don't think it's worth doing
> the back-trawl through the change logs to find other suitable
> patches.  I don't recall any other bugs ugly enough to merit
> inclusion, but I'm open to suggestions :)

If you want to do it, that's great!  AFAIC you can release exactly
what's in the release21-maint branch now -- only update the README and
LICENSE file.  Fred made some checkins to the docs, I'm not sure if
that means he wants to make a 2.1.3 doc release too (personally, I'm
against spending more time on it than absolutely necessary).

There's one issue: I'd rather not see Tim waste time on recreating the
Windows setup he used for the 2.1.2 installer.  Maybe this can be a
source-only release?  That's good enough for Zope (while Zope
technically supports Windows, nobody uses it this way, certainly not
the people who are likely to be bit by the above problem).

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