[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 2.3 (final)
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:02:32 -0400
Brett C. writes:
> Woohoo! I know I would like to thank Barry, Tim, and Jeremy for all
> playing some part of release manager for this.
> When can we start doing 2.4 work on HEAD? I assume 2.3 will end up a
> maintenance branch that patches are to be back-ported to. If that is
> true, what is the tag name (I assume release23-maint)?
2.4 work can go on the head now as far as *I'm* concerned. 2.3 exists
on a branch (release23-branch).
> What happens to 2.2 work? Since 2.3 will now be the last stable release
> should we even worry about backporting to 2.2? I know it has been said
> that 2.2 would be a very stable version that would be around for a
> while, but I think Martin said that once 2.3 was out we would not really
> worry about 2.2 .
I'm inclined to be a little more conservative than that. I'd be glad
to see a 2.2.4 release toward the end of the year to fix up any minor
niggles, but we should be really careful about it. I know I have one
memory leak patch I need to backport to the release22-maint branch.
> Are there any preset goals of 2.4? The only one I know of off the top
> of my head is to prevent Guido from getting a pie to the face at OSCON
> 2004. =)
Actually, that might be something to see. ;-)
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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