[Python-Dev] Official version support statement

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Sat May 12 07:41:44 CEST 2007

On Saturday 12 May 2007, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> 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.

Correct. Note that this is only something that's been in place while 
I've been doing it. The current "standard" for how we do releases 
is just something I made up as I went along, including 
- regular 6-monthly bugfix releases
- only one maintenance branch (most recent) for the bugfix releases
- the last bugfix release of the previous release after a new major 

I'm OK with these being formalised - but any additional requirements 
I'd like to discuss first :-)


Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>
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