[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] 2.6.1 and 3.0

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Nov 18 15:34:44 CET 2008

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On Nov 18, 2008, at 5:03 AM, Facundo Batista wrote:

> 2008/11/17 Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org>:
>> Martin suggests, and I agree, that we should release Python 3.0  
>> final and
>> 2.6.1 at the same time.  Makes sense to me.  That would mean that  
>> Python
>> 2.6.1 should be ready on 03-Dec (well, if Python 3.0 is ready then!).
> 2.6.1 only two months after 2.6? Why so quickly?

Actually, I've wanted to do timed releases, though I think monthly is  
unrealistic.  Maybe every two months is about the right time frame.   
Timed releases are nice because everybody then knows when a patch is  
due, from developers to downstream consumers.

> Anyway, I don't see any added value in the synchronization, so taking
> in consideration all the effort you're putting in these releases, I
> would just want to minimize your workload... which is easier to you?
> doing both at the same time or not?

We're getting releases down to a science now! :)  Actually the most  
painful part is updating the web site, so I plan adding some  
automation around that process too.  OTOH, this is the first point  
release I'll be doing with the new script, so it'll be interesting to  
debug that process.

As for synchronization, I think it's a good habit to get into, if my  
plan to do timed releases works out.

- -Barry

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