[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Raymond Hettinger python@rcn.com
Sat, 6 Apr 2002 22:45:53 -0500


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From: barry@zope.com (Barry A. Warsaw)
> From my own perspective it seems that 2.1.x is viewed as the stable
> release family, and each micro release reaffirms its stability.
> That's a good thing.  That 2.2.x is viewed as more experimental is
> simply caused by the new type/class stuff, and I don't think there's
> much marketing you could do to change that perception.  Maybe 2.2
> should have been called 3.0 <wink>.

Let's skip the dweebish and confusing 2.2.x in favor of plain English:
2.2 release 1
2.2 maintenance release 2
....


Raymond Hettinger, CPA






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