[Python-Dev] Not releasing rc1 tonight

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Sep 5 06:13:30 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:41 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
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> I'm not going to release rc1 tonight.  There are too many open release
> blockers that I don't want to defer, and I'd like the buildbots to churn
> through the bsddb removal on all platforms.  Let me first thank Benjamin,
> Brett, Mark and Antoine for their help on IRC tonight.
> Here are the issues I'm not comfortable with deferring:
>  3640 test_cpickle crash on AMD64 Windows build
> 874900 threading module can deadlock after fork
>  3574 compile() cannot decode Latin-1 source encodings
>  3657 pickle can pickle the wrong function
>  3187 os.listdir can return byte strings
>  3660 reference leaks in 3.0
>  3594 PyTokenizer_FindEncoding() never succeeds
>  3629 Py30b3 won't compile a regex that compiles with 2.5.2 and 30b2

And because I can't stop causing trouble, I just uploaded a patch for
issue3781 which solidifies warnings.catch_warnings() and its API a
little bit more. Really simple patch.


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