[Python-Dev] status of 2.5

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Mon Oct 6 21:53:01 CEST 2008

[Neal Norwitz]
> Should we plan to put out a final 2.5 release?  If so, should we
> continue to backport fixes (like Martin's removal of Alpha in
> setup.py)?  My preference is that we do put out a final 2.5 that has
> all accumulated bug fixes.  Then close the branch.  That way if we put
> out a security release for 2.5, it will be clean and easy.

The 2.6/3.0 development process was so disruptive that I doubt
that 2.5 received adequate attention for bug fixes.  Why not wait
two or three months for the dust to settle?


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