[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.3

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Sep 9 15:52:22 CEST 2009

On Sep 9, 2009, at 9:29 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> I had previously wanted to release Python 2.6.3 over the summer,  
>> but for
>> various personal reasons, the summer was just too insane.  I'd like  
>> to
>> reschedule a 2.6.3 release, shooting for final release on 25- 
>> September.
>> We should probably do a release candidate, so I'd like to make that  
>> on
>> 23-September.
>> Does anybody have objections to that schedule?  If not, I'll try to
>> spend some time over the next few days looking at outstanding bugs,  
>> and
>> marking release blockers, etc.
> 2 days seems a little short (particularly allowing 24 hours or so for
> the Windows and Mac installers to be produced). Haven't we  
> historically
> left a week between the RC and actual release for maintenance  
> releases?

Actually, I've rarely done rc's for point releases.  JFDI :)

I still want to release by the 25th, but I'd be willing to move the rc  
to Monday the 21st.  We're really just trying to avoid a brown bag  
moment, so that should give us enough time to double check the releases.


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