[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] Python 2.6 and 3.0

Neal Norwitz nnorwitz at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 00:26:04 CET 2008

+1 to everything -- n

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
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>  Hi everyone,
>  I've volunteered to be the release manager for Python 2.6 and 3.0.
>  It's been several years since I've RM'd a Python release, and I'm
>  happy to do it again (he says while the medication is still
>  working :).  I would like to get the next alpha releases of both
>  versions out before Pycon, so I propose next Friday, February 29 for
>  both.
>  Guido reminded me that we released Python 1.6 and 2.0 together and it
>  makes sense to both of us to do the same for Python 2.6 and 3.0.  I
>  don't think it will be that much more work (for me at least :) to
>  release them in lockstep, so I think we should try it.  I won't try to
>  sync their pre-release version numbers except at the milestones (e.g.
>  first beta, release candidates, final releases).
>  I propose to change PEP 361 to outline the release schedule for both
>  Python 2.6 and 3.0.  I'm hoping we can work out a more definite
>  schedule at Pycon, but for now I want to at least describe the
>  lockstep release schedule and the Feb 29 date.
>  I'd also like for us to consider doing regular monthly releases.
>  Several other FLOSS projects I'm involved with are doing this to very
>  good success.  The nice thing is that everyone knows well in advance
>  when the next release is going to happen, and so all developers and
>  users know what to expect and what is needed from them.
>  I'd like to propose that we do a joint release the last Friday of
>  every month.  For the alphas, it's basically what's in svn.  This
>  gives us some time to experiment with the process out and see if we
>  like it enough to keep it going through the betas and final releases.
>  Comments?
>  - -Barry
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