[Python-Dev] Official version support statement

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Sat May 12 05:35:24 CEST 2007

    Tony> "The Python Software Foundation maintains the current stable major
    Tony> release of Python.  By "maintains" we mean that the PSF will
    Tony> produce bug fix releases of that version, currently Python 2.5.
    Tony> We have released patches for earlier versions as necessary, such
    Tony> as to fix security problems, but we generally do not make releases
    Tony> of such prior versions.  Patched releases of earlier Python
    Tony> versions may be made available through third parties, including OS
    Tony> vendors."

Since there is (generally?) an attempt to make one last bug fix release of
the previous version after the next major version is released, should that
be mentioned?  To make it concrete, I believe shortly after 2.5.0 was
released the final bug fix release of 2.4 (2.4.4?) was released.


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