[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 2.7 alpha 2

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 21:23:27 CET 2010

Neil Schemenauer wrote:
> In order to avoid wasted development effort, it would be
> prudent to announce that unless a 2.8 release manager steps up,
> whatever is committed to the 2.x branch after the 2.7 release may
> never get released.

The announcement is precisely to avoid the situation where people commit
new features to the 2.x main line of development (after the 2.7
maintenance branch is created) in the expectation that they will be
released as part of a hypothetical 2.8 release.

Whether that info needs to be in each and every 2.7 announcement...
probably not. It isn't really info for users of Python, just for
developers of Python.


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

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