[Python-Dev] 2.3b1 release
Guido van Rossum
Thu, 17 Apr 2003 16:17:30 -0400
> > I'd like to do a 2.3b1 release someday. Maybe at the end of next
> > week, that would be Friday April 25. If anyone has something that
> > needs to be done before this release go out, please let me know!
> The getargs mods got checked in just this morning, even though I
> explicitly and rather strongly asked that if these mods be made they
> be checked in *long* before a release was due:-(
Sorry, I forgot. Did you make a note of that on the SF patch?
> This means that all the Mac modules are now 100% dead. The same is
> probably true for PyObjC. And PyObjC has the added problem that it
> needs to be compatible with both 2.3b1 and 2.2 (notice that that is
> "2.2", not "2.2.X": PyObjC has to work with /usr/bin/python that
> Apple ships, which is 2.2 at the moment). I assume there are format
> codes that will convert 16 bit and 32 bit integer quantities without
> any checks on both 2.2 and 2.3, but I haven't investigated yet.
Maybe we should retract the changes to existing format codes that make
them more restrictive? That should revive any code that's curerntly
> And there may be problems with other wrapper packages (win32,
> wxPython, PyOpenGL) too.
> I will start fixing things, but there are only 4 real days left
> before April 25, given easter, so I would strongly urge for
> postponing the release date for another two weeks or so.
That would endanger then entire release schedule to the point of
pushing the 2.3 release past the OSCON conference (July 7-11).
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)