[Python-Dev] Python 2.3 release schedule update

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@alum.mit.edu
15 Jul 2003 16:29:00 -0400

On Tue, 2003-07-15 at 14:43, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-07-09 at 10:58, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > > The plan is to release 2.3rc1 on July 17, 2003.  I'll be out of town, so
> > > Jeremy will do this release, with the usual help from Fred and Tim.
> > 
> > If anyone has bugs or patches they'd like to see addressed before rc1,
> > please make sure the priority is at 7 or higher so that they are easier
> > to track.
> Are we still on track for a release on Thursday?

I think we are.  It looks like all the tests are passing and all the
high priority bugs and patches are handled.

I'm sitting on a patch for distutils support for VC 7.1 that I'd like to
include.  It looks safe.  It's easy to verify that it doesn't break VC 6
and 7.0, and it can only improve things for VC 7.1.  I expect to get to
it tomorrow early AM.

I think it's too late to do anything more about startup / teardown
time.  On the plus side, a couple simple benchmarks are showing good
results for me.  In addition to pystone, I'm doing an HTML benchmark --
feeding Hamlet to HTMLParser().

benchmark   2.1   2.2   2.3
pystone    5.02  4.68  3.68
html      19.96 20.97 15.93

That's shows Python 2.3 is 27% faster than 2.2.cvs for pystone and 31%
faster for html.