[Python-Dev] Official version support statement
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sat May 12 00:58:36 CEST 2007
> "The Python Software Foundation officially supports the current
> stable major release of Python. By "supports" we mean that the PSF
> will produce bug fix releases of this version, currently Python 2.5.
> We may release patches for earlier versions if necessary, such as to
> fix security problems, but we generally do not make releases of such
> unsupported versions. Patch releases of earlier Python versions may
> be made available through third parties, including OS vendors."
If such an official statement still can be superseded by an even more
official PEP, it's fine with me.
However, I would prefer to not use the verb "support" at all. We (the
PSF) don't provide any technical support for *any* version ever
released: '''PSF is making Python available to Licensee on an "AS IS"
basis. PSF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PSF MAKES NO AND
DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF PYTHON WILL NOT
INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.'''
The more I think about it: no, there is no official support for the
current stable release. We will like produce more bug fix releases,
but then, we may not if the volunteers doing so lose time or
interest, and 2.6 comes out earlier than planned.
Why do you need such a statement?
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