[Python-Dev] 2.3b1 release

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
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
dead, right?

> 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/)