[Python-Dev] [ANN] Python 2.3.7 and 2.4.5 (final)

"Martin v. Löwis" Martin.vonLoewis at hpi.uni-potsdam.de
Tue Mar 11 21:22:31 CET 2008

On behalf of the Python development team and the Python community, I'm
happy to announce the release of Python 2.4.5 and 2.3.7 (final).

Both releases include only security fixes. Python 2.5 is the latest
version of Python, we're making this release for people who are still
running Python 2.3 or 2.4.

See the release notes at the website (also available as Misc/NEWS in
the source distribution) for details of bugs fixed; most of them prevent
interpreter crashes (and now cause proper Python exceptions in cases
where the interpreter may have crashed before).

Since the release candidate, we received various reports that the
this release may fail to build on current operating systems, in
particular on OS X. We have made no attempt to fix these problems,
as the release is targeted for systems that were current at the time
Python 2.4 was originally released. For more recent systems, you might
have to come up with work-arounds. For OS X in particular, try

     ./configure MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.5

We have made no changes since the release candidate (except
for the version numbers).

For more information on Python 2.3.7 and 2.4.5, including download
links for various platforms, release notes, and known issues, please


Highlights of the previous major Python releases are available
from the Python 2.4 page, at


Enjoy this release,

Martin v. Loewis
martin at v.loewis.de
Python Release Manager
(on behalf of the entire python-dev team)

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