[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.3rc1 available

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 10:25:50 CEST 2009

Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> 2009/9/30 Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>:
>> Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> writes:
>>> The first (and hopefully last) release candidate for Python 2.6.3 is
>>> now available
>> […]
>> Thank you for this announcement, and the efforts that go into making
>> this work available.
>> *Especially* thank you for avoiding the oxymoronic “Released: 2.6.3
>> release candidate” or similar. I hope this signifies a trend toward
>> using the more accurate term “available” for announcing availability of
>> anything that's not an actual release.
> Alphas, betas, and release candidates are all releases, too.

Not really - they're just key builds that are made available in the lead
up to the actual release.

Using "<whatever> is available" for the pre-release builds and then
"RELEASED: <whatever>" for the actual release as Barry did this time
around makes a great deal of sense to me.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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