[Python-Dev] 2.7/3.2 release schedule

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Nov 10 19:42:58 CET 2009


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Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> [Guido van Rossum]
>> . We used to have releases once a year and
>> we got really big serious feedback from our biggest users that the
>> release cycle was going too fast. We discussed it amply and agreed on
>> a minimum time of 18 months between releases. 
> 
> If the language moratorium goes into effect, would shorter release cycles
> still have a negative impact?  Do people possibly want slower changes
> to the language and faster updates to the library?
> 
> I don't know the answer.  Just asking how this matches up with the
> feedback you have gotten previously.

Depends on the kind of changes you are talking about:  backward-
incompatible ones (like the hashlib / medusa ones in 2.6, for instance)
are likely going to be unpopular with the "Python with a tie" crowd (I
think that was the name of the IPC BoF from which the original feedback
coalesced).


Tres.
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