[Python-Dev] 2.6 and 3.0 project management

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Mar 16 18:24:19 CET 2008

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On Mar 16, 2008, at 8:51 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> Python 3.0 and 2.6 are coming along really nice. I am optimistic that
> we can make the projected August date for the final releases of 2.6
> and 3.0. As you may remember, Barry (the new release manager for both)
> suggested that we synchronize releases of 2.6 and 3.0. Not only could
> this potentially save the release manager and his assistants some
> time, doing the final releases together sends a clear signal to the
> community that both versions will receive equal support.

I mentioned this to Guido and got a positive response, so let me state  
my preference for your feedback.  I plan on holding up the final  
releases until both versions are ready to go.  I think this will help  
motivate us to give Python 2.6 the love it needs if it's lagging  
behind 3.0, and I completely agree with Guido that this let's our  
community know that both versions are equally important to us.

The other thing is that I'd really like is a "show stoppers" Roundup  
search.  The idea is that if our core buildbots look good and the  
"show stoppers" search turns up no items, then I know I can cut a  
release (at least for alphas, betas, and rcs).  If there are "show  
stoppers" then I have something that I can triage (and maybe re-assign  
severity) or start publicly harassing people into fixing.

- -Barry

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