[Python-Dev] thinking about 2.7

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Sep 23 23:12:12 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 13:34, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> 2009/9/23 Brett Cannon <brett at python.org>:
>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 07:35, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I've started plotting the release of 2.7. I'd like to try for a final
>>> release mid next summer. 3.2 should be released, if not at the same
>>> time as 2.7, within a few weeks to avoid 2.x having features which 3.x
>>> doesn't. If no one has problems with this, I will draft a schedule.
>> Yes. Does this mean you are volunteering to be the 3.2 release
>> manager? Or simply prodding for volunteers? If it's the former are you
>> at all worried about burn-out from doing two release so close together
>> and being on the hook for two point releases at roughly the same time
>> for about two years after?
> While I certainly wouldn't mind doing only 2.7, I don't know how we
> could preserve everyone's sanity and release them at about the same
> time. Different RMs would have different times they can do releases,
> so I would worry about there being a release in a slightly different
> stage of a different branch every couple weeks.

If you are okay with it then that's fine.

> As for burn out, I expected 2.7.x, as the last 2.x release, to be
> different in that several people would do the maintenance releases
> (perhaps on a 6 month schedule or so) for the 5 year period, so that
> would leave me with just 3.2.x (and maybe another 3.1.x release).

Well, if you want that to happen you should make that clear now as I
expected you to do the first few micro releases of 2.7.

> ...
>>> Additionally, I'm very apprehensive about doing any kind of release
>>> without the buildbots running. Does anyone know when they might be up?
>> I don't know the answer, but it might be "never". We used to do
>> releases without them, so it's not impossible. Just means you have to
>> really push the alphas, betas, and RCs.
> What do you mean "push"?



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